10 Commandments Judge Runs for Alabama Governor Again
June 1, 2009 - 4:22 PMAlabama'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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