ALAN KEYES: ON THE REMOVAL OF CHIEF JUSTICE ROY MOORE


Stefani Stone
ALAN KEYES: ON THE REMOVAL OF CHIEF JUSTICE ROY MOORE
Fri Nov 14 15:17:16 2003
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Friends of Alan Keyes,

Below is a notice about a press conference Friday by Dr. Keyes. It concerns
the removal of Ten Commandments Judge Roy Moore from office Thursday by an
Alabama judicial panel.

Keep faith,

Stefani Stone
National Grassroots Director, RenewAmerica
stefani@renewamerica.us

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ALAN KEYES TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE REMOVAL OF
CHIEF JUSTICE ROY MOORE

November 14, 2003
RenewAmerica staff

On Friday, Nov. 14, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Ambassador Alan Keyes will
hold a press conference in Detroit, Michigan, to discuss the removal
Thursday of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore by an Alabama judicial panel.

Dr. Keyes will also discuss the unbridled assault by the judiciary on the
moral foundations of America.

The event will be held at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison Avenue.

Justice Moore was stripped of his office for refusing to obey a federal
court order to move a stone Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of
the Alabama Supreme Court building.

The Court of the Judiciary unanimously imposed the harshest penalty possible
following a one-day trial in which Moore argued that his refusal was a moral
and lawful acknowledgment of God. Prosecutors said Moore's defiance would
harm the judicial system.

"I have absolutely no regrets. I have done what I was sworn to do," Moore
said.

"It's about whether or not you can acknowledge God as a source of our law
and our liberty. That's all I've done. I've been found guilty," added
Moore.

Presiding Judge William Thompson said the nine-member court had no
alternative since Justice Moore publicly ignored a federal court order.
"The chief justice placed himself above the law," Thompson said.

Moore, 56, stated that he was following his conscience in defying the court
order--an order that prohibited him from publicly acknowledging God--and he
said he did nothing to violate judicial ethics.

"To acknowledge God cannot be a violation of the Canons of Ethics. Without
God there can be no ethics," Moore testified.

Ambassador Keyes has been the most outspoken national political figure to
support Judge Moore's right to display the Ten Commandments, and has argued
that the federal judiciary has been acting outside the Constitution in
repressing public religious expression.

Joining Ambassador Keyes will be Richard Thompson, former Oakland County
Prosecutor, now President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center.
Thompson's Law Center filed briefs on behalf of Justice Moore in the 11th
Circuit Court of Appeals, and recently in the U.S. Supreme Court in support
of Justice Moore's public display of the Ten Commandments.

For more information, contact Brian Burch, Director of Communications of the
Thomas More Law Center, at 734-730-1018 or bburch@thomasmore.org


Also see "Ten Commandments Judge Removed from Bench."
http://www.renewamerica.us

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