Tom Parker, an associate justice on the Alabama Supreme Court who recently won the Republican nomination for chief justice, appeared on the “WallBuilders Live” radio program today where he said that having judges like him overseeing state courts will be vital to the conservative effort to overturn Supreme Court decisions on issues like abortion and marriage equality.
Like former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, Parker is a right-wing activist who seeks to use his position to impose his radical agenda from the bench, which is exactly what he hopes to do as chief justice by funneling cases to the Supreme Court that will undo Roe v. Wade and Obergefell v. Hodges.
“I’m running for chief justice because I just believe that we are at a pivotal point in American history right now,” Parker said. “President Trump is just one appointment away from giving us a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court and they are going to need cases that they can use to reverse those horrible decisions of the liberal majority in the past that have undermined the Constitution and really just abused our own personal rights.”
“Those types of decisions are really only going to come from state supreme courts because the federal courts have to follow that federal precedent, whereas I, as a state judge, am sworn to uphold the [state] constitution,” Parker added. “We have written decisions that are contrary to Roe v. Wade, or I’ve written extensively about the judicial overreach in the Obergefell decision, and it is going to be writings like that that the new majority can use to restore what our Founding Fathers intended for America to be.”