All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.
Practiced in, Opelika, 1954-1977. City judge, 1954-1958. Partner firm Samford, Torbert, Denson & Horsley, 1959-1974.
Chief justice Alabama Supreme Court, 1977-1989. Partner firm Maynard, Cooper & Gale, since 1990. Past chairman Alabama Judicial Study Commission, Judicial Coordination Committee.
Past president Conference Chief Justices. Supervisory board Alabama Law Enforcement Planning Agency, 1977-1983. Board directors Alabama Criminal Justice Information Systems, National Institute for Dispute Resolution, First National Bank Opelika, State Justice Institute, 1986-1992.
Member panel of arbitrators American Arbitration Association. Panelist-at-large Center for Public Resources. Held Leslie S. Wright Chair of Law, Cumberland School Law, 1989, John Sparkman Chair, University Alabama School Law.
The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.