The Alabama judge removed from office a decade ago for refusing an order to remove a monument of the 10 Commandments from a state building is returning to the bench. 
Roy Moore on Tuesday was elected as the state's next Supreme Court chief justice. 

"What can I say," Moore said Tuesday night, according to  "God is great, God is good. It's been a wonderful victory." 

Democratic opponent Bob Vance entered the race late after another candidate had to leave the contest over an ethical issue. 

Moore previously served as chief justice, but was removed in 2003 after refusing the federal order on the 10 Commandments monument. 

He won Tuesday with 52 percent of the vote.