A Decade After Ten Commandments Monument Fiasco, Roy Moore Has Been Re-elected Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court

Roy Moore is the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who installed a monument of the Ten Commandments into his courthouse. When he was told to remove it, he refused. He was later removed from office — which made sense since you don’t want a man who doesn’t follow the rules to himself be in charge of ruling on the law.

Well… Moore just got re-elected Chief Justice:

“It’s clear the people have voted to return me to the office of chief justice,” Moore said.

“I have no doubt this is a vindication. I look forward to being the next chief justice” Moore told a crowd of sign-waving supporters.

Moore thanked supporters at his party for sticking with him through what had been an up-and-down night that had Vance out to an early lead. Moore eventually won the race with 52 percent of the race with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

“Go home with the knowledge that we are going to stand for the acknowledgment of God,” Moore said to shouts of “Amen” from supporters

Non-Christians in Alabama are screwed if they ever have to deal with him in court, a court now consisting of nine Republicans. Moore says he won’t try to install a Ten Commandments monument again, but his own words suggest making decisions through some sort of theocracy. In other words, a guy who doesn’t even understand the First Amendment is now the head of the court system in Alabama.

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