By Hemant Mehta
This is one of those stories that got virtually no attention yesterday because of all the Donald Trump-inspired chaos taking place, but you need to be aware of it.
Tom Parker (above) is one of the nine justices on the Alabama Supreme Court — all of whom are Republican — and he recently edged out his colleague in the race to become Chief Justice. That means he’ll be running against Democrat Bob Vance (who came ever-so-close to defeating then-Justice Roy Moore in 2012).
Parker argued that Trump was one justice away from having a 5-4 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. If that happens, the court will need the appropriate cases in order to overturn marriage equality and legal abortion, and Parker intends to give them those rulings on a silver platter.
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