Chief Justice Loses Again In Court

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has lost another legal battle in his fight to keep the Ten Commandments monument in the Alabama Judicial Building.

U-S District Judge Myron Thompson refused on Monday to stay his order that Moore must remove the monument by Wednesday. Moore had asked Thompson to delay his order while it is being appealed to the U-S Supreme Court. Moore on Friday filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to stop Thompson from ordering removal of the five thousand 300 pound monument. Thompson said in a ruling today that Moore should have asked a federal appeals court to stay Thompson's order.

The Christian Defense Coalition is organizing a protest to begin shortly after midnight Wednesday. Protesters say they will kneel around the building and in front of the monument to prevent its removal. Thompson has said he may fine the state if the monument is not taken out of the building.