Roy Moore filed a new lawsuit last week. And now all six judges in Etowah County have recused themselves from the case. No one wants to touch Moore.
On Monday, AL.com reported that all of the judges in Etowah County have recused themselves from Roy Moore’s new ridiculous lawsuit.
“According to a court document filed Monday, the judges filed their recusals with interim Alabama Chief Justice Lyn Stuart. The judges asked for an out-of-town judge to be assigned to the case.”
“The judges cited two reasons for withdrawing: One was that presiding Circuit Judge David Kimberley is a member of the state Judicial Inquiry Commission that suspended Moore as chief justice in 2016, effectively removing him from the high court after he refused to adhere to a federal court ruling permitting same-sex marriages in Alabama.”
“The other reason is that Moore is a former circuit judge in the Sixteen Judicial Circuit in Etowah County.”
On April 30, Moore filed a lawsuit claiming political conspiracy against five defendants. Among them are three women who made accusations against him during his Senate run. Moore’s lawsuit says that all five defendants worked together to make false allegations against him in order to ruin his chances to win a Senate seat.
“The judges who filed the motion to recuse: Circuit judges Kimberley, George Day, William Ogletree and William Rhea as well as district judges Will Clay and Joe Nabors.”
“Moore’s lawsuit had been assigned to Rhea, according to the court file.”
“Moore has an appeal before the Alabama Supreme Court to relocate another lawsuit – filed by one of his accusers, Leigh Corfman – from Montgomery County to Etowah County. Moore’s attorneys have argued that the case should be moved to Etowah because that is where both the plaintiff and the defendant live and that is where the sexual encounter alleged by Corfman occurred.”
Moore’s request to relocate the case to Etowah County was denied by a judge in Montgomery County. That led to his appeal to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals which then led to the state Supreme Court.
Moore has also filed a counter suit against Corfman in that case.
Roy Moore just can’t take a hint. He’s now talking about running for Alabama Governor.