MORE ON MOORE THE MORON
Fellow Weevilites Kris Vilamaa (also here) and Mac Thomason offer their thoughts on Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s open defiance of an 11th Circuit order to remove a monument to the 10 Commandments which he snuck into the Alabama Supreme Court building one night.
As I note in their comments section, though, I think Moore will get away with this. The Federal Courts lack a police force. So, to enforce their decision requires either voluntary cooperation or the intervention of the US Justice Dept. I don’t see President Bush or John Ashcroft going in to enforce this, do you? There will be no federalizing of the Alabama National Guard or the FBI marching Moore off in handcuffs.
And Moore is certainly the most popular political figure in Alabama at the moment, so he’s not going to be thrown out by the people. Indeed, his idiocy on this very issue is what catipulted him to chief justice in the first place. (Judges in Alabama, as in many states, are elected.)