Roy Moore: Dismiss Those Charges Against Me

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel:

Today, Liberty Counsel has filed a motion asking the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) to dismiss charges brought by the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Today was the deadline of the 14-day extension granted by the COJ for filing a response to the JIC Complaint. Liberty Counsel and Judicial Action Group represent Chief Justice Moore.

On June 29, 2015, three days after the U.S. Supreme Court Obergefell opinion, the Alabama Supreme Court “invited the parties in the Alabama Policy Institute to address the effect of the Supreme Court’s decision on this Court’s existing orders in this case.” When six months passed with no ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court and when the probate judges were conflicted between that ruling and the 2015 orders from the Alabama Supreme Court, Chief Justice Moore issued the January 2016 Administrative Order, in which he stated: “I am not at liberty to provide any guidance to Alabama probate judges on the effect of Obergefell on the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court. That issue remains before the entire Court which continues to deliberate on the matter.” In March, the Alabama Supreme Court issued the certificate of judgment regarding its 2015 orders.

The JIC’s charges focus solely on Justice Moore’s Administrative Order issued in January 2016. “The Administrative Order of Chief Justice Moore expressly said he could not provide guidance to the probate judges because the matter was pending before the Alabama Supreme Court. The JIC apparently wanted the Chief Justice to openly disobey the Alabama Supreme Court and to take matters into his own hands. The JIC’s position is astounding and clearly wrong. It is no wonder why the JIC has no jurisdiction to render legal decisions. When it veers into this forbidden realm, it makes no sense,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

“The Judicial Inquiry Commission lacked jurisdiction to issue the charges because they all deal with a legal interpretation that is beyond its authority. We have asked that these baseless charges be dismissed,” said Staver.

  • HZ81

    Um, no.

    • Gerry Fisher

      But then again…!

      • Gerry Fisher

        No.

    • Elsewhere1010

      No.

      I have neither the time nor the crayons to explain it to you.

    • DonnaLee

      I want to follow that up with a “Why should we?”

  • Bad Tom

    Well Mat Staver filed the motion!
    It’s doomed.

  • PickyPecker
    • Sashineb

      I know, it’s hilarious, isn’t it? He and Kim Davis should hold a pity party.

      • Cboulder

        That was my first thought upon reading this

  • DirtyPierre

    Everyone answers to someone and you are no different Roy Moore. It’s time for you to take your dose of whupass.

  • Silver Badger

    Kim has a better chance than Roy does. The courts don’t like being defied. Especially on the Federal level.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      My husband read me something this morning about Davis quietly walking away from some legal something-or-other. Mat left her, I guess.

      • Tor

        He got what he wanted.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Kim Davis will switch from “Eye of the Tiger” to Hole’s “Violet” for her next public appearance.

    • Chucktech

      Judges don’t take too kindly to being told to fuck off as you let them out of jail, either.

  • Map

    Liberty council 0- 20? 30? 40?

  • bkmn

    ..

  • LovesIrony

    No moore

    • Nic Peterson

      Moore will be less.

  • So he hired Liberty Council? That should go well.

    • Robincho

      o/t, but poor Flo Ziegfeld. He had to wake up to that voice every goddamn morning!…

  • bkmn

    Waiting until the last day to file is one of the ways Liberty Console drags out their fundraising. Keep lying to the morons until they open their wallets.

  • Ninja0980

    Liberty Council is handling the appeal?
    Roy Moore is fucked.

    • Todd Allis

      Oh, will he finally get what he wants?

  • oikos

    Will Lieberty Counsel finally win a case? I’m on the edge of my seat.

    http://i.imgur.com/kGfoq.gif

    • Geez, I wish my cat would do that. On my arms and hands are healed punctures from “someone” leaping off me to go chase something (often a hunk of dust bunny blowing around from the fan).

    • Rrhain

      Um, why is kitteh filing the pad and not the claw?

      • oikos

        Good question for the mememaker.

      • Langalf

        Must be like the old safe crackers who sanded their finger tips so they could feel the tumblers better?

      • olandp

        Cats sharpen their claws, they don’t make them dull. Perhaps he is sanding off his paw prints so there is no evidence of he committed his crimes.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • andrew

    If you want to see what hate looks like, just look at the face of Roy Moore.

    • Joseph Miceli

      My my, hate sure does like similar to inbreeding, doesn’t it?

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Kathryn Knott likes the cut of Rudy’s judicial jib.

    • Robincho

      Knotthole seeks uncut jib for hot, heavy splinter manufacture…

      • Octavio

        Sounds like a rather dangerous glory hole.

        • Robincho

          But if you can make it through unscathed, it’s glory hole-alujah!

          • Octavio

            Back in my teenage hustler days there were several guys who had hat pins rammed through their dicks after sticking their johnsons through a glory holes. Never had much of an interest with holes in walls since then. 🙁

          • Robincho

            Can’t say as I blame you…

  • BearEyes

    sore loser.

  • TK

    Fuck you, scumbag. And Matt Staver too. You’ve already lost the case letting that moron represent you!

    • Friday

      Point of it’s probably just to fundraise off claiming to be persecuted by getting caught, then he’ll go into full-time hate group employment, or run for state office, no doubt.

  • boatboy_srq

    Liberty Counsel is actually asserting a “states’ rights” argument in this case – that Moore couldn’t provide guidance on a SCOTUS order because ALs own supremely court hadn’t weighed in? That takes some KKKutspah.

    • Joseph Miceli

      I think it takes an insufficient dosage of anti-psychotics. The man is delirious.

  • rusty57

    I see you’re breaking a seat there Roy Boy.
    How ’bout you ask Jesus to smite your enemies so we’ll all know who’s side the Lord is on?

  • Duane Dimitrov

    Dismiss valid charges against Mr Moore?

    Because…oh, that’s right! Because he’s a Christian and thus special!

  • William

    Hey Roy, go fly a kite.

  • Todd

    Roy — You can’t tell THESE people how to do their jobs, Bubba !

  • billbear1961

    You deliberately and wantonly REFUSED to obey SCOTUS, AND you ordered OTHERS to disobey SCOTUS under THREAT of being FIRED by YOU if they obeyed the HIGHEST Court in the Land and the Constitution of the Untied States, the SUPREME Law of the Land, as interpreted by that Court, doing its solemn constitutional DUTY!!

    Not only should you be DISMISSED from the your judicial office, you should also be DISBARRED and sent to PRISON for flagrant ABUSE of the POWER entrusted in you to UPHOLD–not VIOLATE–the LAW!!

    In a GENUINE democracy, where JUSTICE was properly VENERATED, you would be severely PUNISHED for the CRIME you have committed, seditionist, fascist, GANGSTER!!

    • Nic Peterson

      That’s it BB! Throw the damn book at him.

      • lymis

        That’s inappropriate and ultimately pointless.

        Drop the whole damn library on him.

        • Balderdashing

          Throwing a bible at him would have a sweet irony.

          • Librarykid

            Dropping his Ten Commandments monument on him could also serve as a grave marker.

        • William

          In Alabama, that’s pronounced ‘lie-berry’.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      With ya on this. If there are no real consequences for actions, we no longer have a country under the rule of law. Considering he was removed in the past, his current actions are far more egregious. This is intentional and deliberate behavior.

      • Celloman G

        Well, attention whore is as attention whore does.

    • Brian Burleson

      Bill, per usual, you nailed it. Question : is there not some law that would bar Moore from holding public office ever again? I’m thinking of the governors job in 2018. BTW, good morning to you. Pleasure to see you here in the morning.

    • Bob Conti

      Hell, maybe even bring in RICO charges if there are others who conspired with him to disobey Obergefell.

    • NancyP

      Just fire the guy and disbar him.

  • TheManicMechanic

    We’ll drop the charges if you’ll face a firing squad, how’s that?

  • Todd20036

    In LC’s defense. They’re doing the job they are supposed to. Badly, maybe, but at least they are doing their job.

    Roy Moore, not so much.

  • Bill

    Request denied.

  • David Walker

    That picture makes him look like he has one tooth.

    • abel

      I know, that’s why I like it. He looks like the redneck cracker he is inside.

  • Mark

    To the hell no!

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Oooooh, the Liberty Council!!!

    • Acronym Jim

      I see Oprah still hasn’t recovered from being zapped by Tom Cruise’s Scientology powers.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Or the Liberty Council gave her some bread?

  • D. J.

    The Alabama Supreme Court should have never ‘invited’ the Alabama Policy Institute (FOTF) to do anything.
    Being neither elected or appointed, API is not part of the State government and their ‘opinion’ carries no weight on state legal matters.
    Rendering and issuing his opinion was Roy Moore’s job, which he failed to do.
    Moore obstructed justice.
    Remove him and disbar him.
    Order that he can hold no public office.

  • j.martindale
  • Acronym Jim

    I assume he bought that “One Nation Under God” flask at his local Christian bookstore.

    • Robincho

      A repository for his sacramental whine…

    • Oh’behr

      Aww. That’s what it is. I thought it was a fake theocracy passport given to him by Cruz, Huckabee or himself. I think all of the above fit. Maybe it has Jesusland in it too for ‘Murica.

      PS … lol. I like your flask idea better. Glug, glug. That’s Moore.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Since most ten year olds understood the ruling, there are two things for us to decide: Is Moore incompetent or did he deliberately refuse to follow law set down by the SCOTUS. Either are grounds to disbar him and that should be done immediately.

    • lymis

      That’s astoundingly generous of you. I’d say he’s both.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        I am generous, but I also agree that he is both.

  • Trevor Brown
  • TampaDink

    I hope that I am not the only one who read that headline in the voice of Rhoda Penmark, “the bad seed”.

    • Gianni

      Rhoda Penmark – seems that most of us here are in the same age category. Yes, Rhoda had a very commanding tone.

      • TampaDink

        We are all in good company. (Excluding the few who are not good company to anyone.)

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Octavio

    Well, if Mat Staver has identified the “forbidden realm” then the jig is up. Time to pull up our stakes, fold up our tents go away. Doodle dee doo dee doodle dee doo. Don’t step in the Mat Staver’s poo.

  • JT

    Libatee Konsil’s is astounding and clearly wrong is reliable for “they don’t understand it so it must be right”.

  • Baby Dave

    “Following the results of a trial, the judge(s) in question may, if they wish, appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court.

    As is typical with most state legislatures, supreme court judges in Alabama can be impeached. However, Amendment 580 of the state constitution places the Court of the Judiciary at a higher priority than legislative action. E.g., a judge cannot be impeached while being tried by the Court, and should a prosecution in the Court fail, the legislature may not proffer an impeachment for the same reasons.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama_Court_of_the_Judiciary

    This is a trap. If Roy Moore is convicted by the COJ, he ca appeal to the state supreme court- of which he is Chief Justice. If he is not convicted by the COJ, the state legislature cannot impeach him.

    Either way, he wins.

    If he had been impeached without the COJ becoming involved, he could have been removed by the state legislature. Now, the only way he can lose his job is by losing re-election in 2018.

    • He can’t run again because Alabama has an age limit for judges.

      He can, however, run for governor. Any guesses where this is going?

  • Any lawyer or judge who refuses to accept the authority of the United States Constitution, including that of the Supreme Court, ought to be disbarred and/or impeached.

  • Gianni

    I’d be quite content if someone knocked that one fucking bottom tooth out. It’s very annoying in its prominence.

  • charemor

    Memo for Staver and Moore: go fuck yourself with a cactus.

  • I have a better idea. Bring them all up on charges for interfering with the constitutional rights of americans.

  • anne marie in philly

    NOPE, KEEP IT OPEN! send this fucker to jail!

  • Michael

    Because anti-gay “Christians” are entitled to special rights.

  • Harry Smiles 2

    This man is a criminal.

  • JustSayin’

    NOT!

  • Elisamfernandez3
  • TimJ

    This seems to be Staver and Liberty Council’s big strategy these days. Just DEMAND that charges be dismissed. Wouldn’t want to have to do any yucky lawyering stuff.

  • Sean

    Nope. That’s not how the law works you unlettered trash. In fact charges should be added against you for demanding mass murder of Americans citizens: