Monday, May 08, 2006

The Decatur Daily strikes again

That newspaper's editorial board seems to have a way of getting judicial candidates to speak their minds. This time it was state Supreme Court contender Glenn Murdock talking succinctly about why he disagrees with Justice Tom Parker's view of U.S. Supreme Court precedent: "You follow the U.S. Supreme Court. If it speaks to a constitutional position, lower courts must follow it. You've got to have the rule of law."

And what of the Ten Commandments uproar involving Parker's old boss, former Chief Justice Roy Moore? Murdock weighed in on that as well: "I believe he did what he thought was right, but I would not have done it. The rule of law is the most important development by man in the last 1,000 years."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

His most telling comments to the Decatur Daily were that once elected he could tell the Court of Civil Appeals(his current court) what to do, and that he would not comment on the reason his endorsement by the Conservative Christians of Alabama( disappeared. His endorsement by Tom Parker apparently still stands even though he is not running with him as a ticket.

7:53 PM  

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