Despite his judgeship being suspended without pay for directing probate judges to enforce Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban after the Supreme Court ruled it legal, Roy Moore is still going to get a hefty pension for his time at the helm of the state’s highest court.
As AL.com reports, the Alabama state board that oversees judicial retirement on Friday approved an annual pension of $135,845.
When and if Moore becomes Alabama’s next senator, he will make an additional $174,000 per year in salary, that will bring his annual income to over $309,845.
As the report notes, Moore’s suspension this year (which he followed up with a resignation as he announced his Senate bid) was not the first time the former judge had been effectively fired. In 2003, he was removed from his time at the helm of the Alabama Supreme Court after he refused to “follow a federal judge’s order to remove a Ten Commandments monument he had placed in the lobby of the state judicial building.” He was then elected chief justice again in 2012.