Alabama Primaries: Three-Way GOP Battle for Chief Justice
Alabama Republicans go to the polls to pick the party's nominee for Supreme Court chief justice from between incumbent Chuck Malone and challengers, former Chief Justice Roy Moore and former Alabama Attorney General Charlie Graddick.
A former Tuscaloosa County circuit judge, Malone was Gov. Robert Bentley's chief of staff when the governor appointed him chief justice last year..
Moore was elected chief justice in 2000, but was removed from office for refusing a federal judge's order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building.
Graddick was Alabama attorney general from 1979 to 1987.
The only other statewide judicial race on the ballot is the GOP primary for a vacant Supreme Court seat between Court of Civil Appeals Judge Tommy Bryan and Calhoun County Circuit Judge Debra Jones.
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