Alabama
2:39 pm
Wed October 29, 2003

Court Rejects Another Request from Moore

Montgomery, AL – An attorney for Chief Justice Roy Moore says he may appeal a series of rulings from the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. The court rejected another of Moore's requests Tuesday. Five members of the Court will not disqualify themselves from hearing the judicial ethics case against the chief justice. Moore says the judges have a conflict of interest and should not participate in the trial. But the five court members issued five separate orders refusing to step down. The judges also would not disqualify Attorney General Bill Pryor from prosecuting Moore's case. The court also has denied Moore's motion that the charges against him be dismissed. Defense attorney Jim Wilson says Moore may appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court. Moore faces trial November 12th for refusing to obey a federal judge's order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building's rotunda.