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Judges Chosen for Ten Commandments Case


— December 15, 2003

Seven retired judges, including a former governor, were selected randomly in a lottery Monday to hear Roy Moore’s appeal of his ouster as chief justice, the latest unprecedented twist in his Ten Commandments case.

The drawing came just hours after all eight Supreme Court justices disqualified themselves from hearing the appeal because of their earlier involvement in the monument case.

Moore was ousted on Nov. 13 by a judicial ethics panel for refusing to obey a federal judge’s order to remove his 5,300-pound Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the state judicial building. The eight justices had the monument moved to a storage room in August after Moore refused to do so.

To pick a replacement court for Moore’s appeal, the names of all of the state’s retired circuit, district and appeals court judges except those physically unable to serve were placed in a box and the seven names were drawn by Supreme Court Clerk Bob Esdale

I can’t wait for Moore to finally be out of the news. He’s a major jackass and a publicity hound. The AP has the story above here.


Seven retired judges, including a former governor, were selected randomly in a lottery Monday to hear Roy Moore’s appeal of his ouster as chief justice, the latest unprecedented twist in his Ten Commandments case.

The drawing came just hours after all eight Supreme Court justices disqualified themselves from hearing the appeal because of their earlier involvement in the monument case.

Moore was ousted on Nov. 13 by a judicial ethics panel for refusing to obey a federal judge’s order to remove his 5,300-pound Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the state judicial building. The eight justices had the monument moved to a storage room in August after Moore refused to do so.

To pick a replacement court for Moore’s appeal, the names of all of the state’s retired circuit, district and appeals court judges except those physically unable to serve were placed in a box and the seven names were drawn by Supreme Court Clerk Bob Esdale

I can’t wait for Moore to finally be out of the news. He’s a major jackass and a publicity hound. The AP has the story above here.

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