Judge could rule in dispute over MLK Bible and Nobel medal - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Judge could rule in dispute over MLK Bible and Nobel medal

Posted: Updated:

ATLANTA (AP) - A Fulton County Superior Court judge could decide the latest fight involving the heirs of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. this week or let the dispute go to trial.

A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in the dispute over King's traveling Bible and his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal.

The Bible hasn't gone on regular display since President Barack Obama used it while taking his second oath of office two years ago. The public hasn't seen the slain civil rights icon's Nobel Peace Prize medal in recent years, either.

Both relics reside in a safe deposit box. The judge has the keys.

The Estate of Martin Luther King Jr., which is controlled by Martin Luther King III and his younger brother, Dexter Scott King, asked the court a year ago to order their sister Bernice to turn over their father's medal and traveling Bible.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly