Nov 9, 2017

Moore was removed as judge in case once over views on homosexuality

As a circuit judge, Roy Moore was removed from a case because of his views on homosexuality. Photo: Brynn Anderson / AP

When Roy Moore was a circuit judge in Alabama, he was removed from a case in 1996 because of his views on homosexuality — he temporarily ruled that a woman, who had a lesbian affair, was not allowed to see her children unsupervised because "the minor children will be detrimentally affected" by her sexual orientation, Moore wrote, per CNN. Moore was also later removed from the Alabama Supreme Court because he refused to enforce the same-sex marriage ruling.

Why it matters: The beliefs and decisions Moore made as a circuit judge could give a glimpse into how he'd rule in the Senate, CNN said, if elected after the Dec. 12 special election in Alabama. And the recent allegations that Moore sexually assaulted a 14-year-old when he was 32 only adds to the questions some people have about his character and beliefs.

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America's future looks a lot like Nevada

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Today's Nevada caucus will foreshadow the future of American politics well beyond 2020.

Why it matters: The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transformation, and the country's future looks a lot like Nevada's present. Today's results, in addition to shaping the 2020 race, will help tell us where politics is headed in a rapidly changing country.

Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,359 people and infected more than 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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