MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Within the next 10 days, the Court of the Judiciary will decide whether or not to remove Chief Justice Roy Moore from the Alabama Supreme Court.
The Judicial Inquiry Commission brought six charges against Moore, accusing him of using a January order to get the state's probate justices to disobey federal rulings on same sex marriage. Moore claims that order was just an update on a case yet to be decided.
The court of the judiciary would need all nine justices to vote for removal to force Moore to vacate his seat for the second time in his career.
The Court of Judiciary is made up of one judge from an appellate court selected by the Alabama Supreme Court to serve as the chief justice. There are also two judges from the circuit court, one district judge, two members of the state bar, one person appointed by the attorney general's office, and two people appointed by the governor's office who are not lawyers.