The Alabama comeback of the ‘Ten Commandments Judge’

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Now that’s a comeback.

Roy Moore, the nationally known “Ten Commandments Judge” and former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination in his state to regain his old seat after being ousted from it in 2003.

“The people have spoken,” Moore said, according to the Montgomery Advertister.

Moore was forced out of his job about a decade ago after refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments — at the order of a federal judge — that he placed in the state’s judicial building while serving as chief justice.

The Associated Press on Wednesday declared Moore the winner of the tight three-way race to be the Republican nominee for chief justice in Alabama.

Moore’s electoral comeback comes after years of failing to be elected to other statewide offices.

He ran for governor of Alabama in both 2006 and 2010, but was unable to win the Republican nomination both times.

Moore first became known in the nineties, when he was sued by the ACLU for displaying the Ten Commandments and holding prayers in his Etowah County circuit courtroom.

The former judge rode his horse to the voting booth on Tuesday.

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