Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State
On April 30, 2004 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "A specially formed Alabama Supreme Court bench has unanimously rejected Roy Moore's effort to win back his seat on the state's high court. In a ruling today, the special Supreme Court turned away Moore's appeal to overturn the state Court of the Judiciary's 2003 decision yanking Moore from his position as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Moore had refused to obey a federal order to remove his two-and-half-ton Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building. The Court of the Judiciary concluded that Moore's obstinacy had violated state canons of judicial ethics. Americans United for Separation of Church and State, one of the three public interest groups that challenged Moore's Ten Commandments monument in federal court, lauded today's ruling."