10 Commandments Judge Runs for Alabama Governor Again
June 1, 2009Alabama's Ten Commandments judge is running for governor again.
Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore announced Monday he is running as a Republican.
The 62-year-old Moore's campaign Web site went up Monday morning, inviting supporters to sign a pledge to help elect him governor.
Moore ran unsuccessfully for the office in 2006.
When he was a circuit judge, Moore waged a court battle to display a homemade plaque of the Ten Commandments in his courtroom.
Later, as chief justice, he placed a granite monument of the Ten Commandments in the lobby of the state judicial building. He refused to remove it, in defiance of a federal judge's order, which cost him his office in 2003.
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