Alabama chief justice begins appeal of ethics conviction

Oct 4, 2016

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is starting the appeal of the judicial ethics conviction that led to his ouster.

Moore's attorneys filed a notice with the Alabama Supreme Court yesterday.  The eight remaining justices on the state Supreme Court will consider his prosecution and conviction.

Moore is challenging the Alabama Court of the Judiciary’s ruling on charges of violating judicial ethics. The court ruled that Moore overstepped bounds with an order he issued last year about same-sex marriage.

Full legal arguments will come later. But Moore's lawyers write that they're challenging issues including whether the court has the power to review administrative orders like the one issued by Moore.

The court suspended Moore for the remainder of his six-year term with its decision last week.