After Words with Roy Moore
Mar 17, 2005
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Roy Moore, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, talked about the book he co-wrote with John Perry , So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom
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Roy Moore, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, talked about the book he co-wrote with John Perry , So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom, from Broadman and Holman Publishers. He focused on his life, career, the 2.5-ton granite monument to the Ten Commandments he had placed in the rotunda of his state courthouse, and his expulsion from the bench for refusing a court order to remove the monument. He was interviewed by Bill Press, syndicated columnist, and political analyst for MSNBC.
Former Chief Justice Roy Moore became the first full-time Deputy District Attorney in his native Etowah County and served in this position from 1977 until 1982. In 1984, Judge Moore undertook private law practice in Gadsden, until he became Circuit Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in 1992. Judge Moore served in this capacity until his election as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama in November 2000.
Roy Moore graduated from Etowah High School in 1965 and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1969 from the United States Military Academy at West Point. After military service, Judge Moore returned to Alabama, where he completed his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1977 from the University of Alabama, School of Law.
Bill Press was a political analyst for MSNBC and former co-host of MSNBC’s Buchanan and Press. Prior to joining MSNBC, Mr. Press was co-host CNN’s Crossfire and The Spin Room. Mr. Press was the author of Spin This!: All the Ways We Don’t Tell the Truth and Bush Must Go!: Top Ten Reasons Why George W. Bush Doesn’t Deserve A Second Term, and a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist. He was chairman of the California Democratic Party from 1993 to 1996, and served as Chief of Staff to California State Republican Senator Peter Behr. Mr. Press received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Niagara University and a Bachelor’s in Theology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.