Clipped From The Anniston Star
I LK BLACK PARKER Honoring Supreme Court judge from Alabama irks state high court justice MONTGOMERY Hugo Black still is controversial in his home state 35-years 35-years 35-years after his death, with state Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker criticizing the Alabama State Bar for inducting the former U.S. Supreme Court justice into its hall of fame Friday. Parker issued a statement calling calling Black's induction into the Alabama Alabama Lawyers Hall of Fame a "shameful disgrace to the people and state of Alabama." He said Black "personally launched the war to kick God out of the public square in America." Parker, a Republican candidate candidate for chief justice, also criticized criticized Republican Chief Justice Drayton Nabers for participating in the event at the state judicial building. Parker's statement got distributed at the induction ceremony, ceremony, where three other promi- promi- nent Alabama legal figures were inducted along with Black.