Ethics Complaint Filed Against Alabama Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart Over Handling of Roy Moore Case

stuart-compressedMONTGOMERY, Ala. — An ethics complaint has been filed against Acting Alabama Chief Justice Lyn Stuart over her handling of suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore and his upcoming appeal.

The organization Sanctity of Marriage Alabama filed the complaint with the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) on Oct. 24, asserting that she has violated multiple Canons of Judicial Ethics in her alleged mishandling of the matter.

“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,” President Tom Ford said in a statement.

The complaint provides a chronology of events that took place under Stuart’s direction, including her termination of Moore’s employees although his case is on appeal and instructing Moore to remove his belongings from the Alabama Supreme Court. It also takes issue that Stuart, having knowledge of the Moore matter, did not recuse herself from participating in the appeal process.

“Acting Chief Justice Lynn Stuart has failed to conduct herself in a manner promoting public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary, has engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, and has refused to refrain from engaging herself in a proceeding where personal bias and personal knowledge of vital evidence renders impartiality impossible,” the complaint reads.

It notes specifically that in May, when Moore was first placed under automatic suspension until his trial was to be held, Stuart moved Moore’s executive assistant of our her office and placed her computer in storage. She also informed Moore’s chief of staff that Moore would not be allowed in his office and that if he wished to obtain access to his personal belongings, he would need to be escorted by a marshal.

Earlier this month, following his trial, Moore filed a motion that Stuart and several other justices recuse themselves from his appeal and from “playing any role in selecting a substitute court.” While the other justices removed themselves from the process, Stuart did not.

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The day after Moore filed the motion, Stuart sent a letter to Moore, instructing him to contact a marshal to arrange the removal of his personal belongings and the turning in of his keys, setting a deadline of Oct. 18. She also terminated all of Moore’s staff and instructed them to remove their belongings as well.

“By her actions to clear out the office and staff of Chief Justice Roy Moore, Justice Lyn Stuart has improperly and prematurely acted as though the upcoming appeal has already been decided, has boldly made her judgment known to the State of Alabama, and has essentially inserted her judgment for that of a special court which she should have no sway,” the complaint reads.

“By hosting the sealed case and cleaning house over the past few weeks, Justice Stuart has communicated to the public that she is unwilling to disqualify herself from the process even though there is more than a reasonable question about her impartiality in the case,” it continues.

Sanctity of Marriage Alabama is therefore requesting that the JIC investigate the matter and press ethics charges.

As previously reported, last week, Moore and his attorney Philip Jauregui walked out of the proceedings to select appeal judges after Jauregui confronted Stuart.

“We have a motion pending to continue this procedure because of the methodology that was set by justices that should have recused in this sealed case,” attorney Philip Jauregui declared. “This court has refused to address that motion.”

“We can’t address it. You may be seated,” replied Stuart.

“Well, I’m leaving, your honor, and Chief Justice Moore will address the media outside,” Jaurequi announced as the two, as well as Moore’s family, stood and walked out of the courtroom.

According to Stuart’s bio on the Alabama Supreme Court website, Stuart and her husband George attend First United Methodist Church of Bay Minette, “where Lyn serves as a member of the church council, sings in the choir, and teaches an adult Sunday School class.”


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  • jackson

    Sad, frivolous lawsuit. Hopefully when this group loses, they have to pay attorneys fees.

    • Gary Whiteman

      Your stay here is going to be very short.

      • jackson

        Really? Did my comment break the rules? I stand behind what i said.

  • Nidalap

    Sometimes, when a judge gets in that robe, they think they’re little kings and queens…

    • Gary Whiteman

      Isn’t it funny? People don’t trust politicians, and they don’t trust lawyers,
      and yet a judge is both politician and lawyer. Why on earth would anyone ever expect justice from these shysters?

      • jackson

        So they’re judges when they rule in your favor and shysters when they don’t? Got it.

        • Amos Moses

          Nope …………

    • Amos Moses

      Priests in a pagan church ………….

    • wayne

      …..and I suspect Moore is a Queen…….

      • Not PC-Whipped

        One of your group’s many delusions – you feel better about yourselves if you believe normal decent family men aren’t decent at all. That’s called “envy.”

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Americans need independence from the reign of liberals to be truly free. There seems no end to the West’s destructive inclination to sexual perversion.

    • jackson

      Moore isnt fit to be a judge much less president. He can’t seem to follow the law much less litigate it. Quit acting like you know whats best for America as you have no idea. There isn’t a theocracy here.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        America needs to be consciously theocracy to be sane. America declares itself to be a theocracy in its founding documents, anthems, pledges, and coins and bills. You are not American and I don’t need to listen to you regarding America. I know America and love America much more than you do.

        • jackson

          Yest more reasons you will never understand America. When you have put your life on the li e for this country, call me. Until then, quit insulting true Americans, which is something you will never be.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            I’m a Mongoloid and am related to the Native Americans; therefore I am truly American by your own definition. USA belongs to China because you guys are living among the stuff the Chinese slaves produced. Pay your debt.

          • jackson

            You’re not a native American indian. You’re not American at all. Quit insulting those of us who are with your ignorance

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            We are the same Mongoloids. Those who insult white settlers should leave USA so that the Mongoloids can have the land back. White Christians alone created a nationhood; no other did. US soldiers are protecting a product of white Christians. Memorial Day should be also for the white Christian settlers; they are the creators of USA. Creators are greater than defenders (US soldiers).

          • jackson

            The USA was created over the dead bodies of those who were native inhabitants of the lands. The white settlers are the ones who should have stayed out instead of murdering men, women, and children. You must be a child as your ignorance of America’s history is overwhelming.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            There were countless dead bodies of white European tribes, too. Wars kill every side. God punishes both yesteryears’ savages and present era’s godless humanists in His time. Barbarism of any kind, both of the West and Non-West, should not continue but get fixed by the Church. Those who feel sorry for the Native America should leave USA and return to their nations of origin so that the natives and their fellow Mongoloids the China could have the land back. America is being sustained by the free stuff from China anyway.

            Yes, get to know about your own nation. Today’s fattened secular Americans have nothing worthy to do and sit and slander the good-looking slender creators of America who toiled hard. A perfect picture of rotten kids from a good family. Shame on you. Well-fed and entertained generation have no rights to slander those who worked hard. Be thankful to all the white settlers and mourn over your own sin.

          • jackson

            What does any of that nonsense mean? Blah, blah, blah

        • jackson

          Sorry sugar but you obviously know nothing of Ameruca. We are far from being a theocracy. You should convert to Islam and move to the middle east if thats what you want as it will never happen here cupcake.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    The Earthlings had to appease the racists before (until last century) and now they have to appease women and the sexual pervs. The latter condition is worse than the former. Godless women kill the unborn children without fearing the Lord. Christian Americans must battle on for the glory of God and the truth and freedom and children’s life.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    The Western Church has a responsibility to battle against the Sodomic secular West this century. Bored secular Westerners are trying to enslave mankind by installing homosexuality; once people are made to endorse the evil, the mental slavery is complete. Colored people have a history of being abused and ruled by evil rulers and cannot be outspoken against injustice like the educated free-willed Western Christians are. Non-Westerners are obedient to the Western culture, be it good or bad, and view anything Western is cool and something to be followed. If any Westerner is truly sorry for the colonialism’s atrocities, now is the time to halt the Sodomic West’s attempt to enslave mankind with immorality and to make things right. The Holy Bible alone can bring freedom, both now and then. Fight for liberty for the sake of the truth and for the Western children.

    • jackson

      Nopers. Freedom comes in this country by simply being American or legal immigrant. How exactly do you do battle against the sexual orientation of an individual? Hint…..you cant. The bible has no place in our government and absolutely nothing to do with our freedoms.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Mankind had no concept of freedom until the Holy Bible taught them. They were always slaves to the 1%. American founding fathers said freedom and rights are given to mankind by the one true Creator God. You don’t know anything about American fathers because you are not American.

        • jackson

          I love the fact that you have never lived in America yet you come here and tell those of us who have lived here our entire lives how freedom works. Your ignorance is overwhelming. Your are the one who isnt American. We, Americans are fully aware of where our freedom comes from and it is not your book of fables. You are making a fool of yoyrself.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Freedom and rights come from God alone. It’s a birthright according to the Word of God. Americans invented stuff but not thoughts. I know Americans and did live in America for a short time. I grew up loving America. That’s why I feel sorry for US soldiers who have to risk life under all the stupid liberal women. I know and love America more than you do. I inherited American Founding Fathers’ visions and dreams. All true Christians do.

          • jackson

            Youre not an American. Our frredoms come from the constitution, the bill of rights, and the declaration of independence. No magical sky man gave us anything, especially our freedoms. Not a theocracy no matter how much you pray for it. Quit insulting those who live here and enjoy these freedoms. How very “christian” of you to insult others.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Those are all from the Holy Bible. Americans took thoughts from the Holy Bible and the British Christians. You don’t notice anything because you don’t read. 230 years was a short time period for an empire. USA is going down by immorality. Facts are facts. The world is not thankful to America because Americans are not thankful to God. Down with your filthy blood money, but don’t hurt the children. They have rights to God’s truth.

          • jackson

            Did your bible tell them to massacre the native American people? What you dont understand is that the USA is a land of many faiths, none of which are needed to be American or free. Come back to reality

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Native Americans massacred the white tribes, too. There were wars among tribes. Give the land back to Mongolids, the Chinese. People do not have freedom of conscience apart from the dominion of Christianity.

          • jackson

            The native americans were forced to protect their lands. What do the chinese have to do with this….nothing. They were enslaved by your murdering christian white settlers.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Both the Native Americans and the Chinese are Mongoloids. The term “Native American” is weird. America is a European name and it sounds like “Native Europeans.” Who are the Native Europeans? Christian white settlers created the finest nationhood everywhere on earth. Only the Christian English could do.

            God punishes barbarians when the evil is full by bringing foreigners in. It was time to bring civility and order and nationhood. (Genesis ch.15, Leviticus ch.18-20) The Christian British and Christian Americans saved countless savages from savage practices around the world, freeing women and children and minorities from illiterate tyrannical local men.

            You have no idea about Planet Earth because you’ve been always protected by the gentle Protestants, and the only abuse you suffered was a lack of voting rights. Today’s America is Sodomic and this is USA’s time to give the land back to China, according to your logic. You have too many free stuff from China anyway. The land belongs to God, not to any Sodomites. Sodomites do not inherit anything. You must repent of your sin to get saved.

          • jackson

            These lands belonged to their native inhabitants not murderous europeans. Your european friends brought disease, death, and slavery…..great christian values you all have. This land now belongs to the American people not some fictional character.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            White European tribes have rights to the land as well because they found vast unpopulated land. On Planet Earth, stronger tribes keep sucking the weaker tribes, but the English happened to be the most orderly among all mankind. It was fortunate for the Native Americans to have the dominant English. All other tribes on earth are far more vicious and cruel and barbaric and illiterate and disorderly. The Christian English established finest nations everywhere and/or taught mankind lawfulness.

            The Christian English brought modernization and longevity and universal literacy. Today, the West is drawning because of homosexuality. Mere racists are better to deal with than sexual pervs. Earth’s tragedy goes on as the West is turning into a Sodom this century. Everyone needs Jesus for salvation and civility. White Christian missionaries gave away Bibles to the world that mankind would not be enslaved by villains. The Holy Bible brings freedom by providing the truth. No slavery to perv West.

          • jackson

            Wrong on all acvounts as usual. You’re the perv here. You’ve bern perverting Americas history in every post you make. You know nothing of our culture. Homosexuals have all the same rights as everyone else. Just more of your word salad nonsense

        • jackson

          More of those lovely “christian ” insults from one who doesnt live here. Love it. You are the slave to your own religion.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Truth is freedom and therefore Christianity is freedom. America’s sexual perversion is the worst slavery that mankind has ever faced. Sin is slavery, but Jesus sets people free. ( John ch.8)

          • jackson

            Sorry but you need help. Nobody is enslaved by sexual perversion,however you are mentally enslaved by your religion.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are wrong. Truth is the freedom. Christianity is the only way to rescue the West’s slave owners without being enslaved by their destructive filth. Childless people do not care about the future, only their stupid fame and money and power and pleasure. You need Christianity to get saved from your own errors.

          • jackson

            Nobody owns slaves here. Children aren’t needed in order to be a good person. You have bizarre notions about America