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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is waiting to learn if he’ll keep his job.

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary has 10 days to make a decision on a request to remove Moore from office.

The Judicial Inquiry Commission is seeking Moore’s removal, arguing he urged the state probate judges to defy federal court rulings on gay marriage.

Moore in January told probate judges that they remained under a March Alabama Supreme Court order to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.

In a hearing Wednesday, commission lawyers said Moore was clearly urging defiance. Moore called the charge “ridiculous.”

Moore was removed from office in 2003 for disobeying a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building.

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