Acting Alabama chief justice fires 3 of suspended Justice Roy Moore’s law clerks

(CBS News)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The attorney of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says three of his client’s law clerks have been fired.

Attorney Mat Staver tells in a statement Sunday that acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart fired Moore’s head law clerk and two other law clerks. Stuart sent a letter asking Moore to remove his items and return his keys by Oct. 18.

A judicial panel suspended Moore for the remainder of his term after finding he urged state probate judges to defy the federal courts on gay marriage.

Staver calls the firings and order to remove personal effects “outrageous.”

“The appeal is pending but these justices are acting as if the case is over,” he says.

The actions were taken despite Moore’s pending motion for the recusal of four Alabama Supreme Court justices and three former justices from hearing the appeal of his suspension, Staver says.

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