Roy Moore Files Motion Against Former Colleagues: I Won’t Clean Out My Office And You Can’t Make Me

Last week the Alabama Supreme Court fired Roy Moore’s three law clerks and told him to clean out his office and turn in his keys. Here’s his response via Liberty Counsel press release:

Chief Justice Roy Moore filed a Motion to Countermand in response to Justice Lyn Stuart’s two letters sent last week stating he needs to clean out his office by October 18. Later in the week, Justice Stuart and Justice Michael Bolin summoned Chief Justice Roy Moore’s chief staff attorney and terminated him and two other full-time staff attorneys who worked for the Chief Justice. All three had already been reassigned to work for other justices since Moore was suspended in May. A marshal and one of Stuart’s staff stayed with the three attorneys as they packed their belongings and turned in their keys.

The Motion to Countermand Justice Stuart’s October 11 letter, states in part: “Any rulings to enforce, modify, or enlarge the judgment would properly arise from motion practice by the parties to the appeal, not by the unilateral action of the Acting Chief Justice. Justice Stuart is not a party to the appeal and has received no order either from the Court of the Judiciary or from the Alabama Supreme Court for the removal of the personal effects of the Chief Justice from his office. Her ultra vires action is an unlawful usurpation of the authority of the parties to the case and the judicial bodies entrusted with its resolution.”

Chief Justice Moore has issued a statement in response: “My appeal is still pending but Justice Stuart is acting like she has already decided the appeal against me. I have asked Justices Stuart, Bolin, Main and Shaw to be recused from hearing my case. Justice Stuart’s action against me personally and the subsequent firing of the staff attorneys I hired is troublesome and such actions prejudge the case. Instead of acting as though my appeal has already been decided, I call upon these justices to recuse. None of them should have any role in appointing successor justices to hear my appeal.”

Chief Justice Moore also remarked, “I have been targeted for my belief in marriage, a belief shared by the majority of Americans. No one can point to any illegal, unlawful or unethical aspect of my four-page Administrative Order. That order was a status report on the case. A justice should not be removed from office because of a political agenda.”

“We are continuing to pursue the appeal. This case is far from over and no one should prejudge the outcome,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

  • Eric Lewis

    Pack his shit and put it on the street corner.

    • Canadian Observer

      Better yet, find the storage facility with the highest possible rates and the lease convenient hours of operation, put the stuff there with instructions to bill Moore. If there was anything in the office that might decay and release a foul odor, make sure it is in the box at the bottom of the pile. Then change the locks.

  • mikeinrkfd

    Stop whining Roy.

    • JW Swift

      I know, right? Lots of whiners today…

  • JellyDonut

    As long as the bigot can not impact the law he can hold his breath and stomp for as long as he wants.

  • Treant

    Boxes and interns are cheap. Use the latter to pack his office into the former, then toss it out the window.

    If Roy wants it, he can come get it.

    • PickyPecker

      …and change the locks. easy.

    • Traxley Launderette

      No boxes necessary.

      It should be like my first apartment in a crappy complex. Evictions above the second floor just got thrown out the slider onto the lawn (except for glass and dishes). CRASH! Then right into the dumpster.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    “I have been targeted for my belief in marriage” No, you have been targeted for being an asshole and defying the Supreme Court.

    Clearly you want to be dragged out of your office in handcuffs by Federal Marshals. Do you have a Kim Davis complex or do handcuffs excite you?

    • bambinoitaliano

      Ewwww to the later!

    • Philly Mike

      Martyrism the christian fetish! Only if there is an audience to watch.

    • Todd

      The concept of “legislating from the bench” has come home to roost, just not in the way that Moore or conservatives had hope.

    • b

      That stupid ass played bully with us and the Constitution, got tangled, then sunk flailing. Beautiful sight. Maybe his son can hook him up.

    • D. J.


    • Steven B

      No, you have been targeted for using your “belief in marriage” as justification to overrule the rights of citizens within your jurisdiction.

  • dijiba

    To the left, to the left. Everything you own in a box to the left.

  • Chucktech

    I suppose it would be asking too much to have a 3D IMAX film crew available to capture him being dragged, kicking and screaming, from the courthouse?

    • Nowhereman

      We may have to settle for cell phone video. It would be nice if he had to run a gauntlet of gay people on his way to the prison van.


      Don’t give him the attention he obviously wants. Just put his stuff in storage off sight and change the locks.

      • david fairfield

        At his expense, of course.

        • PLAINTOM

          Absolutely !

    • D. J.

      3D isn’t a problem thanks to Samsung. IMax is still expensive. 😿

    • Oh’behr

      I wonder if he sounds like that Pastor Anderson guy and the US Border Patrol video. Screaming like a girl.

      • Chucktech


    • Librarykid

      Or just handcuffed and pushed down each flight of stairs. I hope they are marble.

    • Galvestonian

      I’d pay to see that.

    • Jon

      I wouldn’t even wait for cheap night OR a matinee. I’d pay full price IMAX to see this 😀

  • friendlynerd
    • safari

      Cheryl would burn it

    • Tiger Quinn


    • Gene

      hopefully you took an actual shit in said bag BEFORE you threw his shit in it.

    • Todd Allis

      I asked you to clean out your office. You declined.
      So I put your stuff up on eBay. All proceeds will go to LGBT charities. Here are links to the auctions, in case you want to buy any of it back:

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    • Raybob

      Well, I hope they at least change the locks on his office and deactivate his card key.

    • Gest2016

      Change the lock, close the door. This is what you get for fucking with the gays, fucker.

  • Michael Smith

    “a belief shared by the majority of Americans.”

    Former chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court can’t read polls.

    • Cherry

      Moore means polls of evangelical Christians only

      • abel

        Make that WHITE evangelical Christians. The “others” don’t really count in his book.

  • bambinoitaliano

    There’s K-9 squad or tear gas that could easily deploy to vacate the government property no?

  • bkmn

    Pack his office up, ship it to him along with a bill with a short due date. Poor baby is having a temper tantrum.

    • Nowhereman

      You’d think that a judge would know the difference between persecution and prosecution.

      • PLAINTOM

        Not the way he practiced the law.

  • All righty then: Put Moore’s shit into boxes and throw everything into the dumpsters out back.

  • Bruno
    • teeveedub

      Best popcorn GIF ever!

  • delk

    Staver really likes losing.

    • Rex

      Stick with what you know I always say.

    • bkmn

      He does one thing and he does it well.

    • Chucktech

      Apparently, many of his god-addled fans send him money when he does. It’s GENIUS, he tells ya…

    • AtticusP


      Anita probably whips him nightly.

      If not, why not?

  • bambinoitaliano
  • Pollos Hermanos
  • Dirk Prophet

    I think Montgomery has a SWAT team.

  • greenmanTN

    Pray to Jesus, because with Him all things are possible, Though He didn’t seem to have helped your ass, now did He?

    So pack your shit up and LEAVE, and take that tacky 10 Commanments thing with you!

    • Dirk Prophet

      Even Jesus thinks this guy’s an asshole. He told me and Jesus doesn’t lie about shit like that.

    • Silver Badger

      And HE answered former Chief Justice Moore and that answer was NO!

  • Luther Kreiger

    This is what is otherwise known as a “tantrum”, usually employed by those 1/10th the age of the origin of this example.

  • LibreV

    Uh oh. Someone needs to sit in the time out chair.

    • David in Palm Springs

      Otherwise known as a jail cell.

      • Chucktech

        Yeah, we gotcher time out, right here.

      • D. J.

        Caleb can show him where the jail is….

  • dafs

    They should change the locks.

    • Nowhereman

      I agree. That should be SOP in cases like this.

    • Rex

      They should have made him leave the key…

      • Jim Gallagher-Barker

        if they’d have know for just one second he’d be back to bother us

        • tonyg

          Now go. Walk out the door. Don’t turn around now. You’re not welcome anymore.

  • Nowhereman

    Hey–atheists and gay people believe in marriage, too. Marriage is a contract between the two spouses and with the state. It has nothing to do with gods and demons. What you do in your church is your business.

    I would so love to see this man in prison right next to the Bundy Bunch.

  • Rex

    At least he took the stick that’s firmly shoved up his ass with him.

  • trouble94114

    My goodness, for someone who parked his butt on the judicial bench for a significant amount of time, he’s showing a remarkable lack of knowledge of how the legal system in Alabama works.

  • “I have been targeted for my belief in marriage, a belief shared by the majority of Americans.”

    No you stupid ass, you’ve been targeted for your ignorance and bigotry which is illegal and is NOT shared by the majority of Americans. Now GTFO!

  • Natty Enquirer

    The persecution is strong in this one.

    • Herald

      Massive martyr complex for sure

  • glass

    The only chambers that judge moore should enter are gas.

    • The_Wretched

      no, don’t do this

  • DaddyRay

    And I am telling you I’m not going
    No, no, no there is no way …

  • bkmn

    At least Roy is giving who ever runs against him lots of ammo to use when he runs for Governor.

  • How about that. Roy Moore’s first cousins will be able to say that Roy is also their first cousin twice removed.

    • Phillip in L.A.


    • Cboulder

      Fucking nice! Would upvote a billion times if possible

  • Jerry Hinnant

    I’m not taking my ball and going home and you can’t make me or I’ll hold my breath and stomp my feet!

  • EweTaw

    Here in Beaver they would just shoot him and never talk about it again. “Judge? What judge?”

    Gassing up and eating bad truck stop food at the famous El Bambi Cafe. Las Vegas is three hours away.

  • HZ81

    Which commandment reads “Thou shalt act like a little bitch,” anyway? Seventh? Eighth?

  • Blake J Butler

    O/T: 538 has turned Nevada blue with 60.6% of winning for Catherine Cortez Masto, and 61.2% for Jason Kander in Missouri for winning with polls plus forecast. If the election were held today, it turned bluer for all most likely Democratic pick-up seats.

    • ShawnSwagger

      Yeah, DailyKos, Predictwise, Princeton and the NY Times are now also predicting the Dems will take the Senate.

      • Brianna Amoré

        Which is absolutely what needs to happen if we have any hope of replacing dead SCOTUS justices. McCain just gave away the game yesterday when he asserted that they would not confirm any of Hillary’s picks.

      • StraightGrandmother

        Oh my God, please let it be true.

      • Oh’behr

        Please Millennials, get out and vote and also vote down line on the ticket.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Fuck off you asshole! You are 69 years old. Same Sex marriage was only approved nationwide barely more than a year. Don’t blame us for your fucking miserable marriage life you fuck tart go fuck yourself right off the planet earth!!!

  • ShawnSwagger

    Not sure how it works in Alabama, but In Ohio, a court has ruled when people leave their belongings on bridges, the inspectors call local police or highway patrol who hold them for 30 days and after that, the state and therefore the officers are within their rights to throw them all away. Courts are public property like bridges.

    • LVBx3

      If he continues, knowing his property is available for him to pick up & remove, it should become property of the state. Everything should be inventoried & available for the public to view (historical value ya know). I wonder if he really wants all those years of his dealings to become public? Just a thought.

      • UrsusArctos

        Hell, the GOP legislature has dug AL into such a deep hole they might want to garage sale his crap.

  • bsinps

    , “I have been targeted for my belief in marriage, a belief shared by the majority of Americans.
    Most Americans support Same-sex Marriage today Roy.
    Or are you talking about the United Southern States of America, your own made up country? 😆😆😆😆

  • rusty57

    Listen up Roy, you can get your shit out of my house or you can pick it up off the curb, your choice.

  • The_Wretched

    Moore was all down with the administrative power of the office of the Justices – he even used that as the basis to order the probate judges to not officiate gay marriages. But, when it comes to actual admin issues like who is using what office at the court house, it’s suddenly inappropriate?

  • TimJ

    Pack up his shit and set it on the curb. Simple.

  • I want to see him dragged away in handcuffs.

    • Rex

      I want to see him doing drag in handcuffs.

  • Rex

    Wonder what’s in his office, besides a bunch of unread law books.

    • ByronK

      An old worn copy of First Hand.

      • rusty57

        HA! I’m old enough to get that reference.

        • Librarykid

          Me, too and I remember how all of the wonderful porn got diluted like weak tea thanks to Ed Meese’s Anti-Porn Campaign. The stories were still there, but missing all of the details that good stoke stories need.

  • ByronK

    Whiny little bitch!

  • PickyPecker
  • SFBruce

    No, Judge, you’re not being targeted for your beliefs about marriage, as loathsome as they are. You’re being targeted for your complete disregard for the law.

  • D. J.

    Just change the locks and send him and Staver duplicates of the bill for payment. Attach a demand letter to the bills while they’re at it. Save the extra postage.

  • orion dumptee

    He jus’ wants his Remington typewriter back…an his wall mounted crank pencil sharpener as well,and that 1/2 full glass bottle of LePages glue (with the red rubber top)

    • Librarykid

      I remember all of that.

  • bob

    Just put bars around the office and let him rot in there!

    • William

      Charge money for people to look into his habitat.

  • MrSkippy

    “Nobody can point to any unlawful part of my administrative order”

    Except for the part where you ordered the folks under you to ignore the US Supreme goddamn Court and therefore violate the US Constitution you arrogant fuckwad.

  • Richard B
  • KnownDonorDad

    The Liberty Counsel is on the job; he’s toast.

    • D. J.

      Hope they use my grandma’s old toaster. 30 seconds difference in toast and charcoal.

  • Mike C
    • rusty57

      And who hasn’t had to do this at some point?

      • ZhyKitty

        I shoulda changed that stupid lock
        I shoulda made you leave your key…

        • stuckinthewoods

          Moore’s not back from outer space – but he does have that sad look upon his face

          • ZhyKitty

            Indeed! May he never have occasion to smile again.

            (Abide the law of 3×3, and as I will it, so mote it be…)

        • rusty57

          Girl, you ain’t never lied!

          • ZhyKitty


        • Smokey

          If I’d known for just one second you’d be back to bother me

          • ZhyKitty

            Oh shit….I FEEL the spirit moving within….

            *breaks out in song*

            Oh, now GO
            Walk out the door
            Don’t turn around now

          • Smokey

            Actually enjoy this more;
            And the cub thinks this old bear is crazy.

    • William

      Great, my partner will have it all loaded up in his truck before sundown. That couch is not coming into my house.

    • Bad Tom

      The crayon scribbles are left-overs from Moore’s legal briefs.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    He’s almost as bad a leech as Assange holding up in the Ecuadorian embassy.
    Auction off his stuff and donate the proceeds to local LGBT groups.

  • Ninja0980

    Good thing I’m going to a place that has a lot of popcorn.

  • Xuuths

    Well, the other judges disagree with you, buh-bye.

    • IamM

      Seriously. They’re like, “You say that, but no.”

  • Brianna Amoré

    “No one can point to any illegal, unlawful or unethical aspect of my four-page Administrative Order.”

    Wow. Talk about not getting it. And this guy is supposed to be a JUDGE?

    • madknits

      Not only a judge, but a Chief Justice of a State Supreme Court.

    • Mikey

      was he ever a lawyer?
      what exactly are the requirements for being eligible to be selected as a state supreme court judge?

    • Librarykid

      Ignorance of the law should be grounds for disbarment.

  • MonochromeMouse

    then I guess that means the janitors can help themselves to whatever they want in his office and throw the rest in the trash.

    • Dejerrity Mycron

      They’ll probably find his porn stash

      • Oh’behr

        Plus the liquor collection. Also his son’s stash.

        • Maggie 4NoH8

          It’s son’s stash that people wanna get a hold of… LOL

  • juanjo54

    He just needs some footage of him being hauled out in handcuffs to show in his run for the governor’s seat. It’ll play well with the bubbas.

  • Clive Johnson

    “I have been targeted for my belief in marriage, a belief shared by the majority of Americans.”

    He was targeted for breaking the law.

    Even at the end he compulsively lies.

    • pj

      they all do

    • boatboy_srq

      It’s not a lie. It’s a criminal delusion. And it’s not his belief IN MARRIAGE that’s the problem – it’s his belief that he gets to decide what marriage is FOR EVERYONE ELSE.

  • david fairfield

    Dumbass, you haven’t been targeted because of your belief. Believe what you want, but don’t enforce your belief as law of the land. Now clean out your desk or everything in it will be shredded, including your gay porn magazines.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Easy enough. Change the locks and codes, and empty his desk into the dumpster.

    • barrykyle415

      And send him the bill for having to have all of that done.

      • NO MORE GOP!

        And put a lien on his house when he refuses to pay the bill.

        • I’m still hoping for armed National Guard.

  • Oh, I didn’t realize the Liberty “Couldn’t Win a Case if It Was Handed to Us” Counsel was running the appeal.
    *That’s* a relief.

  • William

    The Whiner of the Year award goes to….

    • djcoastermark

      It’s a tie !

    • Tor

      Let me guess….. Is it a Republican?

  • Jay George

    He refuses to admit that others have power over him. It’s what has gotten him into trouble every time. — Go away douche nozzle man. Nobody has to do what you say any more. I know that’s got to chafe a power mad little asshole like yourself, but you are now powerless. Ha ha, ya fucker.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Well gee. If Mat Staver says it’s true…

  • Cackalaquiano
  • StraightGrandmother


  • DavidAZ

    Give him 24 hours to get his shit outta that office. If he doesn’t then have the Supreme Court clerks put up flyers around town advertising a fire sale at the court building. Everything must go – no offer too low to refuse. That should get his ass moving. And if not, lots of cheap memorabilia for the curiosity seekers. Who knows, maybe some lucky bidder will discover all of Moore’s coveted porn on an old VCR tape.

    • TrollopeReader

      how many dildos will they find ??

      • madknits

        None. They are currently all stuffed up his ass.

        • TrollopeReader

          well, yes, there’s that ….

  • StraightGrandmother

    I hope at the end of the day they throw all his sh*t in a box and leave him a voice mail that it has been left on the court house steps. Make him publicly go pick it up.

    • Librarykid

      Better yet, leave it in front of the bus station.

  • jsmukg

    PLEASE give us all the pleasure of watching you being dragged out bodily for a perp walk in handcuffs! The Schadenfreude would be better than most sex!

  • Jay George
  • Alyssa

    I love how conservatives have still convinced themselves that a majority of America is against gay marriage when the polls have been consistently pro-gay since 2011 and pro-trans since… 2016 lol.

    • wmforr

      There you go again with your–wha’dya call ’em?–“facts”. They just clutter up everyone’s thinking.

    • IamM

      The “la la can’t hear you” approach to court rulings against them is special too.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    LOLROFL okeh, then your office can be cleaned out for you.

    • UrsusArctos

      Won’t take anything but a 45 gallon trash can, kerosene, and a few matches to take care of his “stuff” out in the parking lot.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    He’s been ordered, by a court no less, to vacate his former place of employment and turn in his keys. If he returns to the office, does that not mean he’s guilty of trespassing and theft? Oh please, oh please, oh pleeeeaaase let him be arrested.

  • TrollopeReader

    “….no one should prejudge the outcome,” said Mat Staver ”

    Mat, when your record is like 1 – 534, it’s kinda easy to prejudge the outcome …

  • kareemachan

    What a whiny little bastard.

  • Highmoremotel

    “We are continuing to pursue the appeal. This case is far from over and
    no one should prejudge the outcome,” said Mat Staver, Founder and
    Chairman of Liberty Counsel.”

    Translation: It’s over but we need more money just to be sure.

  • fuzzybits
  • Jack

    Ultra vires.

    Oh my.

    Wish they’d hurry and say he has no right to appeal.

  • 1Truth1

    Someone should just gather all his desk accessories, bible, Jesus bobblehead, and any other personal shît and throw it all in garbage bags and dump it outside by the curb. Then call him up and tell to come pick it up.

  • Guess

    I trust Roy at least bothered to sneak the illegal sex toys out once he realized the jig was up.

  • ColdCountry

    No, your beliefs are NOT shared by a majority of Americans!

    Now, janitors, throw his stuff in the dumpster fire and change the locks.

  • shrumpi

    All I read is “Legal jargon gobbledygook. E pluribus unim Roy Moore prima facie. Alabama! Whaa whaa whaa. Dona nobus pacem and religious liberty. America!!!” Liberty Counsel scores another one!

  • J Ascher

    Hey, “judge,” your office is state property. You were only a temporary tenant in that office so the state is fully within its rights to have you clear out your possessions and return any related state items.

    If you don’t, the state will likely gather your items for storage and change the locks. I wouldn’t be surprised if you get a bill for that.

  • freelancewriternyc

    Who cares? Not much he can do about it. If he wants to waste time filing useless motions, let him. Keeps him out of trouble.

  • dpsc


  • Franciscan

    The Court would do well do remove this grandstanding oaf quietly. Change the locks after office hours, and remove every personal article of Justice Moore’s to a nearby warehouse. Instruct security not to allow Moore in the building again.

  • Robert Conner

    It would be something for the ages, as good as the Gettysburg Address, for Alabama state troopers to show up and throw this Bible licking clown into the street and throw his shit after him.

  • Homo Erectus

    No worries – Mat Staver is on it.

    • DumbHairyApe


  • Galvestonian

    …time to call in the State Police and let them stand over him while he cleans out his rat hole. Better still, trhow his sorry spincter in the cooler and then toss his stuff ino plastic garbage bags and leave them on his lawn.

  • JCF