Ethics complaint dropped against State Supreme Court Justice

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — An ethics complaint against Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker is dismissed by the Judicial Inquiry Commission. The complaint stems from comments Parker made on a Christian-themed radio show in 2015.

Parker’s comments followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in June 2015. Parker told an interviewer the decision was outside of legal precedents and the court wanted to “impose their will on this country.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed the complaint saying Parker showed disrespect for the judiciary but Parker’s attorney says the ethics panel dropped the complaint Friday.

The dismissal follows the suspension of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore from the bench after he urged probate judges to defy the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage.

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