The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.
Andy Karl Hughes, American lawyer. Member American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Mississippi Prosecuters Association (board directors 1982-1983), Alpha Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta. Lodges: Magee Lions (secretary-treasurer 1981-1984), Optimists (vice president local chapter 1983-1984).
- Sole practice, Magee, Mississippi, 1981-1984. Commissioned 1st lieutenant Judge Advocate General corpus, United States army, 1984, advanced through grades to captain, 1985, legal assistant officer Fort Rucker, Alabama, 1985, trial counsel, 1985-1986, senior defense counsel, 1986-1988. Chief administrative law branch Judge Advocate General corpus, United States army Engineer Center, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, since 1988.
- Bar: Mississippi 1981, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Mississippi 1981, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1981, United States Court Military Appeals 1984, United States Court Military Review 1984, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1984, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1985, Alabama 1986, United States District Court (middle district) Alabama 1986, Missouri 1989, United States District Court (western district) Missouri 1989, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1989, United States Claims Court, 1992.
Denomination: Southern Baptist