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Roy Moore's lawsuit against state judicial investigators dismissed

Published: Aug. 4, 2016 at 4:48 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2016 at 5:10 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A federal judge in Montgomery has dismissed Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's lawsuit against state judicial investigators.

On Wednesday U.S. District Judge Harold Albritton issued an order saying his decision would be based on legal documents alone.

Moore sued the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission in May saying it violated his rights by suspending him when it filed ethics charges that could lead to his dismissal. Moore is asking the federal judge to let him resume work as chief justice.

The commission accused Moore of violating judicial ethics with an order to state probate judges about the dispute over gay marriage.

Copyright 2016 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.