Judging the judge

Roy Moore's salvo in the culture wars
The case of Judge Roy S. Moore, chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, has become the cause célèbre of the Christian right. He has refused to obey an order from a U.S. district judge to remove a display of the Ten Commandments from the rotunda of the state judicial building. Two years ago Moore took it upon himself to install the 5,300-pound granite monument. After losing his case in a federal appeals court, Moore, a Southern Baptist, announced: “I have no intention of removing the monument.”

 

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