From the Liberty Counsel:
The Court of the Judiciary (COJ) has set an August 8 hearing for oral arguments regarding Chief Justice Moore’s motion to dismiss charges brought by the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC). The order states that the court would treat the motion to dismiss as a motion for summary judgment, meaning that the hearing could dispose of the entire case. The JIC must submit a response by end of business on July 15. Each side will have 30 minutes for oral arguments before a full court at the hearing.
The court order noted that the staff has received many phone calls and emails in support of the Chief Justice and has asked both parties to discourage those calls. While the public support is encouraging, it has not been prompted by Chief Justice Moore, his attorneys, or staff.
“We look forward to our day in court,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, which represents Moore along with Judicial Action Group. “We have stated all along that the JIC lacked jurisdiction to issue the charges. They are baseless and should be dismissed so the Chief Justice can return to the work for which the people elected him,” said Staver.