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La. Supreme Court Appoints First Black Judge To Lafayette City Court To Replace White Judge Caught Using Racist Slur

The justices temporarily disqualified Judge Michelle Odinet from the bench while she’s investigated.
12/20/2021

Judge Expunges Juvenile Record Of Claudette Colvin Who Refused To Give Up Her Seat Months Before Rosa Parks

She became a civil rights pioneer when she was arrested at age 15 for violating Alabama’s bus segregation law.
12/17/2021

Louisiana Judge Recorded Using Racial Slurs is Being Called to Resign

Lafayette City Court Judge Michelle Odinet Claims to Have Been on Sedatives at the Time the Recording Was Made at Her Home
12/15/2021

White Kansas City Detective Convicted in 2019 Fatal Shooting of Black Man Cameron Lamb

This marks the first time that a law enforcement officer in that city has been convicted of killing a Black man on duty.
11/22/2021

Wisconsin Ex-Cop To Be Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Black Man After Judge Shockingly Overrules Prosecutors

A judge overruled prosecutors using a rare legal provision.
07/31/2021

Judge Releases Ex-49ers Defenseman Richard Sherman From Jail Without Bail

The judge set specific terms of the NFL star’s release.
07/16/2021

Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s Conviction Overturned After Appeals Judges Weigh Juror’s ‘Holy Spirit’ Comment

Appeals court said juror’s remarks were not out of line.
05/07/2021

Ex-Police Officer Charged in Daunte Wright Shooting Makes First Court Appearance

Kim Potter faced a judge via Zoom with her attorney.
04/15/2021

A Judge Orders For Police To Return YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s $47,000

Police took it in September.
12/21/2020