Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Pryor Blocks Roy Moore Again

Interesting little tidbit. William Pryor, who was a recess appointment to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals by President Bush, has issued a ruling denying Roy Moore’s Foundation for Moral Law attempt to file an amicus brief in the Cobb County evolution disclaimer case. Pryor was the Alabama attorney general who, despite his agreement with Moore on the legality of his Ten Commandments monument, enforced the federal court order that it be removed. Moore’s response was predictable:

In a statement, Moore said the ruling showed “clear contempt for the text of the Constitution” and suggested the judge had a personal vendetta against him.

“Federal judges like Pryor continue to be part of the problem of judicial tyranny and the erosion of our religious freedom,” Moore said.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – if William Pryor isn’t conservative and Christian enough for you, you’re a scary human being.


  1. #1 Ginger Yellow
    May 26, 2005

    Just out of interest, is Pryor’s justification that ” Moore’s arguments weren’t relevent because they essentially asked the appeals court to overturn Supreme Court precedent” supported in law? What are the requirements for an amicus brief?

  2. #2 Joshua White
    May 26, 2005

    The article suggests that Pryor is in a precarious position in the confirmation process. The fact that he could make such a ruling at this time says much about his character even if we one disagrees with his views in general. I have to respect that.

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