Alabama Justice Roy Moore Threatens to Defy Federal Courts on Gay Marriage
Ryan J. Reilly, Huffington Post: Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore Threatens to Defy ‘Tyranny’ of Federal Courts on Gay Marriage
The chief justice said [in a letter to the Governor] Alabama’s state constitution and morality “are under attack by a federal court decision that has no basis in the Constitution of the United States.” He said any Alabama judges who obey the federal court order and allow licenses to be issued would be in “defiance of the laws and Constitution of Alabama.”
“Be advised that I stand with you to stop judicial tyranny and any unlawful opinions issued without constitutional authority,” Moore wrote.
This nutjob already got himself removed as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2003 over his refusal to remove a massive Ten Commandments monument from the State’s courthouse, but ‘Bama being ‘Bama, voters returned him to office in 2012. I can’t think of worse optics for an Alabama Governor than trying to bar citizens from exercising their civil rights in defiance of the Constitution.