Judge Roy Moore Wins Republican Nomination for Chief Justice of Alabama

Judge Roy Moore, as he is still known, hasn’t been a judge since 2003 when he was removed from his position by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. He is nevertheless known throughout the United States as the “10 Commandments Judge”. Moore ran for the Republican nomination for Governor of Alabama in 2006 and lost by a two-to-one margin. He was rumored to be a possible presidential candidate of the Constitution Party in every presidential election cycle since his removal from office–2004, 2008, and 2012. However, he is on the cusp of returning to his old seat as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, having just won the GOP nomination for that seat.

Judge Roy Moore was badly outspent by both of his opponents, with most of his funding coming from former Constitution Party presidential candidate and activist Michael Peroutka.


8 thoughts on “Judge Roy Moore Wins Republican Nomination for Chief Justice of Alabama

  1. Trent Hill Post author

    Two thoughts:

    1.) With Chief Justice Roy Moore and his protege Associate Justice Tom Parker back on the court, Alabama will once again be one of the most rightwing Supreme Courts in the US.

    2.) Roy Moore had almost faded from the scene. This represents a pretty huge comeback, I think. It also means we can count on seeing him connected to the Constitution Party for years to come–2016 at least.

  2. HumbleTravis

    This doesn’t have much to do with the office he’s seeking now, but is there any truth to the rumor that he was moving toward a non-interventionist or even isolationist foreign policy position?

  3. RedPhillips

    HT, when Moore was making his brief exploratory run for President I remember being pleased with what his website said about foreign policy. But I’m not sure he is moving toward non-intervention. I suspect he has always been a non-interventionists based on the people he associates himself with and his overall political philosophy. Do you have some reason to believe he wasn’t a non-interventionist?

  4. Cody Quirk

    Seems rather he’s going to be more associated with Peroutka then with the CP itself.

  5. Trent Hill Post author

    No one outside of a handful of CP insiders even knows who Peroutka is anymore, or that being an ally of his means opposing the CP.

    I’ll say this, I think Peroutka has been instrumental in steering Moore clear of the CP. Eventually, I think Moore will join the CP–when he’s past his expiration date.

  6. HumbleTravis

    I have not heard Roy Moore talk about foreign policy at length. I remember some statements on his website too but the versions I saw were not very detailed. I realize this is not his signature issue and that anyone running for office will emphasize issues where they have perceived strengths.

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