Court rules in favor of Judge Tom Parker

September 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom Parker (R) won a major Federal court victory in his case challenging the Alabama judicial canons of conduct, which prevent a judge from exercising his free speech rights.

In a ruling issued by Judge W. Keith Watkins of the Middle District of Alabama in Parker v Judicial Inquiry Commission, the court found that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) complaint against Justice Parker was an attempt to have a government agency restrict Justice Parker’s free speech rights.

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Justice Tom Parker’s free speech suit continues

September 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, September 1, 2017 an Alabama Federal District Court rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice, Tom Parker (R). Justice Parker is alleging that a complaint brought against him by the Montgomery based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) violated his free speech rights. The JIC and former Alabama Attorney General, Luther Strange (R) filed motions to dismiss Justice Parker’s suit, but the court rejected the motions to dismiss.   Justice Parker has stated a claim that the Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics violate his First Amendment right to free speech.

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Parker: Supreme Court ruling has a positive effect on Alabama

June 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Church in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer , which banned discrimination against religious non-profits.

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker (R) explained the impact of today’s decision by the US Supreme Court in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, which banned discrimination against religious non-profits. Justice Parker said in a statement, “Today’s ruling has a positive effect on Alabama. Although the Court did not address it, Missouri’s action against the church was based upon its state constitutional version of the Blaine Amendment.”
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Government by default

June 12, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Currently, our State’s Governor, Chief Justice, and Attorney General were not elected to the positions they now hold.

These individuals obtained their current high status because of either scandal or corruption. Their ascendency by default is not meant to disparage these people in any way, but to highlight this unprecedented situation (As is the State’s junior U.S. Senator and an associate supreme court justice).
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Tom Parker is running for Chief Justice

April 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Alabama: Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker (R) announced that he is running for Chief Justice.

Justice Parker said in a statement, “For twelve years I’ve been honored to serve as a strong, conservative voice on the Alabama Supreme Court. Today, I’m announcing my campaign for Chief Justice of Alabama in the 2018 Primary Election, to succeed Judge Roy Moore, who was unlawfully removed from office.”
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The hypocrisy isn’t even surprising anymore

February 23, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

If you have dealt in politics for any length of time, you have come to expect hypocrisy.

It’s as natural as breathing.

You come to expect politicians to complain about certain groups out of one side of their mouths, then use the other side of their mouths to beg those same groups for money.

You expect righteous indignation from some politicians at the mere suggestion that they’re secretly in bed with certain groups, and you know full well that the louder the protest, the more likely it is that that politician is so deep in bed with that group, he’s underneath the fitted sheet.
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Alabama Supreme Court rules that unborn children are “human beings”

January 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Friday, December 30, 2016, the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit against an OB/GYN accused of contributing to the death of a woman’s unborn child.

The court found that the trial court erred in dismissing Alabama resident Kimberly Stinett’s claim alleging the wrongful death of her unborn baby and granting summary judgement in favor of Karla Kennedy, M.D., on lack-of-proof-causation grounds. Read More

Two Senate bills introduced to rein in JIC, COJ

November 28, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The prosecution and permanent suspension of Chief Justice Roy Moore has caused several lawmakers to question the legitimacy, even the need for the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and the Court of the Judiciary (COJ).

The COJ ruling in Judge Moore’s case is under appeal before a specially appointed Supreme Court. However, acting chief justice Lyn Stuart has barred Moore from his office, fired his staff and, reportedly, scheduled a new official Supreme Court photograph.
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Parker Asks That Judicial Canon Limiting Speech Be Declared Unconstitutional

October 26, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday October 25, 2016, Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker (R) has asked the Federal court to rule on the merits of his constitutional challenge to Judicial Canon 3(A)(6) and the automatic removal provision requiring that any judge charged by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry.

The Alabama Political Reporter spoke with Justice Parker while he was campaigning for Donald Trump in Hoover.

APR asked Justice Parker if he was happy that the Judicial Inquiry Commission’s (JIC) dismissed the complaint against him on Friday. Parker said that he was, but added, “It should have happened six months ago.”
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Trump Bus Tour Travels Across Alabama

October 26, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, the Trump campaign toured Alabama by bus. While neither Donald J. Trump (R) nor his running mate, Mike Pence were on the bus several leaders of his Alabama Campaign team were onboard. The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) met the bus tour at Hoover Tactical Firearms.

Jefferson County Republican Party Chair Sally Bryant told the estimated 260 people who came out to cheer for the Trump; “This is a great turnout. Thanks to everyone for coming out.”
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