On Thursday Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia made history when she overturned the state of Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. It was a landmark decision which was much heralded as it marked the first time a same-sex marriage ban imposed by a Southern state had been overturned.
Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson of The Supreme Court of Texas has announced his resignation from the court effective October 1.
DC Court of Appeals Chief Judge Eric Washington and DC Superior Court Chief Judge Lee Satterfield will be answering questions from the public through the court’s Twitter account.
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The state of Oklahoma has sworn in Tom Colbert as the state’s first black Chief Justice.
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North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue has announced the appointment of Judge Cheri Beasely to the North Carolina Supreme Court, replacing retiring justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson.
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Here’s a list of some stories we bookmarked and we felt worth giving a read early this A.M.
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The first African-American woman to serve on North Carolina’s Supreme Court Patricia Timmons-Goodson will step down in December. Justice Timmons-Goodson sent her letter of resignation to North Carolina’s Governor last week. In her letter she …
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