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AL Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker: DADT’s Judge Phillips Is As Bad As Al-Qaeda

Tom Parker, the Alabama Supreme Court justice spending $1.5 million on his re-appointment campaign (but not any from gambling lobbyists!), is using the recent Don’t Ask Don’t tell ruling by Judge Virginia A. Phillips to drum up support in a new radio ad that compares the judge to Al-Qaeda.

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Phillips is “attacking our very national security” by ruling DADT unconstitutional, says Parker. “Most people believe al-Qaida is one of America’s biggest security threats. I think it’s time to add liberal activist judges like Judge Phillips to that list.” (You’ll note all the ways he accuses Phillips of being an activist leftist as well, something for which he’s railed against sitting Supreme Court justices as well.) Though not terribly surprising from a guy who, as Think Progress points out, has ties to hate groups.

Suddenly the idea of being able to vote out State Supreme Court justices doesn’t sound so bad, eh?

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  • Soupy

    Great. So you can buy a judgeship and be ignorant as well.

  • Cam

    Other things this guy thinks are as bad as Al Queda

    10. When his high fiber cereal is only medium fiber
    9. Women wearing shoes and voting ruined everything
    8. When the cleaners can’t get his klan hood whiter than white
    7. Finding out his Moustache Wax was made in Mexico
    6. California
    5. People forgetting about all the GOOD things Hitler did
    4. When his urine sack spills during court cases
    3. The Jews
    2. The Catholics
    1. Uppity “Colored” people who run for president

  • reason

    More of the reason to not open the door for lower court judges to set comprehensive federal policy. Imagine this guy on the bench with Demint in the white house.

  • Sean

    A probably-racist, definitely-homophobic official in Alabama? I’m so shocked!

    (Any sane people living in Alabama have my empathy. F-ing Tom Tancredo is the runner-up for governor in my state…)

  • Disgusted Gay American

    good thing blacks didnt depend on this asshole for thier rights.

  • JOTR

    the next time Alabama tries to secede from the US, please let them.

  • John (CA)

    This is a uniquely American phenomenon. No other country allows the people to select their own judges based on political considerations (and for good reason). The Alabama Supreme Court is exhibit one in any case against partisan judicial elections. Having moronic political hacks sit in judgment over others is always a bad idea.

    Remember Republican Chief Justice Roy Moore’s campaign to put a 5,000 pound granite monument to the ten commandments in front of the courthouse?

    Or his 2002 ruling that homosexuality is “an inherent evil, and an act so heinous that it defies one’s ability to describe it?”

  • ewe

    Judges who speak their ignorant personal opinions under the cloak of their professions should be removed or at least censured. This Alabama judge is a disgrace to american jurispudence to say such a wretched irresponsible hateful statement off the tip of his tongue and facing no consequences just makes him even more vile to those that respect law and some sense of equality and order.

  • ewe

    I bet he has an opinion on black people he isn’t too quick to spout on and on about. Disgraceful.

  • Terry

    WOW this guy is crazy. Let over spend money just to say something. Whatever. If all he can do is bash talk someone else he is not really doing his job anyways get him out of there then.

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