Ethics complaint filed against acting AL Chief Justice Stuart

Ethics complaint filed against acting AL Chief Justice Stuart
The Judicial Canons of Ethics SOMA says Justice Stuart has violated. (Source: SOMA ethics filing)
The Judicial Canons of Ethics SOMA says Justice Stuart has violated. (Source: SOMA ethics filing)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - An ethics complaint has been filed against acting Alabama Chief Justice Lyn Stuart by the Sanctity of Marriage Alabama group, which supports suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore.

The complaint, filed Monday with the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Committee, alleges Stuart is violating multiple Canons of Judicial Ethics by mishandling the cases surrounding Moore's suspension.

"Justice Stuart played a part in a sealed case regarding Chief Justice Moore, has repeatedly, prematurely, and boldly inserted her judgment for that of courts over which she should have no sway, and even now, refuses to disqualify herself from the process of Chief Justice Moore's appeal," SOMA spokesman Tom Ford said.

"When the actions of acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart are independently analyzed," Ford added, "there is no doubt that Chief Justice Moore cannot have the fair appeal any Alabama citizen deserves."

Stuart's office said she does not have a comment on the complaint.

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