Do the Right Thing

DO THE RIGHT THING….Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is planning to announce on Thursday whether or not he will obey a court order to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building. James Joyner, responding to a suggestion that Bill Pryor is likely to condemn him if fails to comply, says:

…I’m not too sure. For one thing, Pryor’s job is to enforce the law of Alabama, not federal judicial pronouncements. For another, this would be hugely unpopular with his electoral base and not only kill his political future in Alabama but possibly even hurt President Bush in the Deep South. And it wouldn’t even help Pryor get confirmed to the 11th Circuit as it would be dismissed as pandering to Congressional Democrats.

OK, but how about doing it because it’s the right thing to do? Shouldn’t that be reason enough?

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