Following his removal from bench, suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore ignored a Tuesday evening deadline to clear out his Montgomery courthouse office, and as of Thursday has yet to tackle the task.
Moore doesn’t believe acting Alabama Chief Justice Lyn Stuart has the authority to make the request of him.
His lawyers have asked the Alabama Supreme Court to overrule Stuart, saying the request is premature given Moore is appealing his suspension.
“When you are suspended from office, you are not removed. We are appealing it,” Moore said.
In September, Moore was suspended from the bench for the remainder of his term for encouraging probate judges to defy a federal order and refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.