The Supreme Court rejects an appeal from ousted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who lost his job after defying a federal court order to dismantle a Ten Commandments monument.
Moore has become a high-profile crusader for Ten Commandment monuments as a result of the dispute over his own display in Alabama’s Judicial Building.
A federal judge ruled that Moore violated the constitution's ban on government promotion of religion.
The display was removed last year over Moore's objections, and a state court removed him from office.
The Alabama Court of the Judiciary found that Moore violated canons of judicial ethics when he refused the federal court's order to move the monument.
Moore could try to win back a seat on the court in 2006 elections.