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Lightfoot Of Counsel Ashby Pate Appointed Co-Counsel in Chief Justice Roy Moore Ethics Prosecution
July 17, 2016
Lightfoot Of Counsel Ashby Pate has been appointed co-counsel by the Judicial Inquiry Commission in the Chief Justice Roy Moore ethics prosecution. "The JIC charges center on Moore's alleged violation of judicial ethics when in January he advised probate judges in the state that the Alabama Supreme Court's order from March 2015 telling them not to issue same-sex marriage licenses was still in effect, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling three months later making same-sex marriage legal nationwide."