Update on the “Roy’s Rock” controversy down in Mungumruh. This is the
fallout from Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s installation of a monument
bearing the Ten Commandments in the Supreme Court building lobby. The whole
thing has now developed into a Thai-boxing match between Moore (currently
suspended for defying a U.S. court order) and state Attorney General Bill
Pryor, who agrees with you, me, and Roy that this separation of church and
state business has gone far beyond what the Framers intended, but who does
not think that high officers of state courts should defy orders from the
federal courts. Well, there was much excitement in Montgomery yesterday
when Moore’s motion to disqualify Pryor was denied by the “Court of the
Judiciary,” which will hear
the misconduct case against Moore. Moore’s lawyers followed up by filing
recusal motions against several members of the “Court of the Judiciary.”
Afterwards, Bill Pryor released a very pointed condemnation of the motion.
For full details and relevant links, see here.