Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is headed to the nation's highest court. In a statement issued Tuesday, Moore said he wants the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the legality of a Ten Commandments monument housed in the Alabama Judicial Building.
Two federal courts have ruled the monument's presence in the judicial complex is unconstitutional.
Moore had the choice of asking the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case. Tuesday was the deadline.
During a July 16 appearance on Alabama Public Television, Moore compared his Ten Commandments monument to the statues of the Greek goddess of justice outside courthouses, saying both may offend some people but that doesn't make them unconstitutional.