Disgraced Former Alabama Chief Justice Wants His Old Job Back

Roy Moore, the former Alabama chief justice who was removed from his seat after he repeatedly defied a court order requiring him to remove a Ten Commandments monument from a state courthouse, announced yesterday that he will run to become the state’s top judge again. The Alabama Supreme Court already includes one of Moore’s proteges, Justice Tom Parker, who has close ties to segregationists and once wrote an op-ed calling for his court to openly defy the U.S. Supreme Court in a show of Jim Crow-style massive resistance.