Judges to be picked Thursday for suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal

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Seven judges will be named this week to hear suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal.

Alabama Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart says the judges will be randomly selected among a pool of 50 of retired appellate, circuit, and district judges.

In September, Moore was suspended from the bench for the remainder of his term for encouraging probate judges to defy federal order and refuse marriage licenses to gay couples back in January.

Moore’s colleagues on the Court recused themselves on Monday from hearing Moore’s appeal themselves, citing their impartiality might come into question.

The appeal judges will be selected in a public proceeding at the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building at 3 p.m. Thursday.

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