Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is being forced to clear out his office in the state judicial building today.
It’s a move that Moore’s attorney Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel says is intended to “humiliate” Moore. Staver and other attorneys have asked the Alabama Supreme Court to allow Moore to keep his personal effects in his office while he appeals his suspension from the court.
Last week, acting chief justice Lyn Stuart told Moore to have all his personal items removed by the end of the day today. Moore’s three law clerks were also fired; they had been temporarily reassigned to other justices.
The Alabama Court of the Judiciary decided last month to suspend Roy Moore for the remainder of his six-year term for judicial ethics violations relating to his stand against same-sex marriage legalization in Alabama. Moore is appealing that decision. He says he’s being targeted for his belief in marriage, a belief he says is shared by the majority of Americans.