Lyn Stuart appointed AL chief justice after Moore resignation

Lyn Stuart appointed AL chief justice after Moore resignation

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice and gay marriage opponent Roy Moore announced Wednesday he is running for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

It was September that the nine-member Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ) unanimously voted in favor of the suspension of Moore who had directed probate judges to disregard federal orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Moore pledged to help Donald Trump "make America great again" by first returning the country to fidelity to God and the traditional family. Former Governor Roy Bentley appointed then-state attorney general Luther Strange to fill the seat, but a special election will be held later this year to determine who will serve the remainder of Sessions' term. "Our sacred institution of marriage has been destroyed by the Supreme Court". To declare that homosexuality is harmful is not to make new law but to reaffirm the old; to say that it is not harmful is to experiment with people's lives, particularly the lives of children. With this appointment, Stuart becomes the first female Republican Chief Justice in the history of Alabama. She was appointed a Circuit Court Judge in 1997 and was elected to the position in 1998.

"As United States senator, I will continue to stand for the rights and liberties not only of this state, but of its people as well", he added. At least one Alabama political observer, John Archibald of the Birmingham News, thinks Moore will at least make a runoff.

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Stuart, a Republican, was an Associate Justice up until Moore's suspension.

The fiery Republican jurist's stands against gay marriage and for a courthouse display of the Ten Commandments have earned him the nickname the "Ayatollah of Alabama" from the Southern Poverty Law Center — and legions of loyal followers across the country. He has called Moore the "Ayatollah of Alabama", saying he's unable to separate his personal religious beliefs from his judicial responsibilities.

Moore has also shown an interest in sentencing reform, and been critical of the state's habitual offender act. Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, said Tuesday he had "made his decision" about the race, but was not ready to announce it. She raised $1.6 million for her re-election campaign in 2006, with business groups again making large contributions.

Following the announcement of the new dates, odd released a statement verifying his own candidacy for the seat, saying he's "ready to run whether the election is next month or next year". But the state's new governor, Kay Ivey, moved it up to this year, setting off what's expected to be a four-month demolition derby among Republican contenders ahead of the August 15 primary.

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