MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) - Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey issued a statement on charges the Judicial Inquiry Commission filed against Chief Justice Roy Moore.
In the statement Ivey states:
When contacted for clarification, a spokesperson for the lieutenant governor says Ivey issued the statement in defense of Justice Moore.
The ethics complaint centers around Moore's order that probate court judges not issue marriage license to same-sex couples. The complaint states in part that Moore has failed his duty to acknowledge the authority of the federal court.
"The Judicial Inquiry Commission has no authority over the Administrative Orders of the Chief Justice of Alabama or the legal injunction of the Alabama Supreme Court prohibiting probate judges from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. We intend to fight this agenda vigorously and expect to prevail," said Chief Justice Moore.
Moore released this statement on his Facebook page:
Several groups filed an ethics complaint against Moore in January.
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