Ex-Judge Moore Mulls Another Monumental Bid in Alabama

Posted April 13, 2009 at 11:33am
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Moore in a video presentation at a church in 2003 during controversy over Ten Commandments monument. (Getty)

Republican Roy Moore , a conservative activist known for his former role as Alabama’s “Ten Commandments” judge, says he is very “inclined” to join the 2010 race for the state’s open governor’s seat.

Moore, who discussed his possible candidacy in an interview with the Associated Press , now heads Foundation for Moral Law , a conservative group with a central focus of religion in public life. He would be seeking to succeed a political rival, term-limited Republican Bob Riley , to whom he badly lost the 2006 Republican primary for governor.  

Moore had been an elected chief justice of the state Supreme Court. But he was ousted from the post by a state court panel in 2003, after he ignored a federal court ruling ordering the removal of a granite momunent to the biblical Ten Commandments that he had installed in the state Supreme Court building two years earlier.