Statement of State Bar President Anthony Joseph on the Death of Rep. Demetrius Newton
"The Alabama State Bar mourns the death of Representative Demetrius Newton, a civil rights icon, lawyer and public servant. His legacy will be known for fighting against social injustices and the impact those efforts had on the civil rights movement. He was a man who exemplified fairness and integrity. As both lawyer and judge he was well respected by all his colleagues. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and remain secure in the belief that he is in a better place and will be rewarded for his life and many contributions to the citizens of Alabama."