Several years ago the Louisiana Judicial Council/National Bar Association Foundation instituted a program of sending Louisiana Law Students to the Republic of South Africa… Click here for full Article
Judge June Berry Darensbury has become the 24th Judicial District Court’s new chief judge, starting a two-year tour of duty as the lead jurist at the 16-member bench at the Jefferson Parish Courthouse in Gretna. Click here for full story
Bernette Johnson was sworn in Friday as the first black chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, less than four months after her colleagues resolved a dispute over whether she was entitled to the position. Read Full Story
The Louisiana Judicial Council of the National Bar Association held its 15th Annual Meeting and Continuing Legal Education Seminar February 14-17, 2013 in Baton Rouge… Read Full Article
Judge Carl Stewart, of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, will rule regally as Chief Judge in a bright red robe–a tradition in that storied court. Click here for full story. Click here (Photos)
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After strongly resisting the notion for months, the Louisiana Supreme Court declared Tuesday that Justice Bernette Johnson will be the court’s next chief judge when Catherine “Kitty” Kimball retires in Janaury. That was the right decision and, in truth, it should never have been in doubt. Click here for full story.
The facts didn’t change. Bernette Johnson was always the only legitimate candidate to take the cheif justice seat when Kitty Kimball retires from the Louisiana Supreme Court in Janaury. To figure out who the chief justice is, you’ve got to answer one question: Who’s been there the longest? Click here for fully story.
Black and white water fountains may be out, but the state Supreme Court is not ready to abandon the spirit of segregation. It was quite like old times last week when judges and attorneys maintained racial solidarity at competing church services. Our old Imperial Wizard David Duke must envy the Supreme Court’s knack for stirring […]
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has its first black chief judge. Monday is Judge Carl E. Stewart’s first day as chief judge of the New Orleans-based appeals court. The Shreveport resident succeeds Judge Edith H. Jones, who stepped down from the post. Click here for full story.