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Will the last African-American judge please turn out the lights?

There is a startling transition occurring on the Fulton County Superior Court benches: African-American judges are becoming a dying breed. What was once a court that was representative of the most populous county in Georgia with the best and the brightest minority judges has now become a place where non-diverse gubernatorial appointees dominate the judiciary. […]

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Restoring Racial Diversity to the Superior Court of Fulton County

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We should codify the state’s pursuit of judicial diversity

By Suzanne Wynn Ockleberry and Charles S. Johnson We note with interest an article by Leah Ward Sears and Kimberly Bourroughs which appeared in the Sept. 24, 2012, issue of the Daily Report entitled “Raise the bar on judicial diversity We note with interest in an article by Leah Ward Sears and Kimberly Burroughs which […]

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Judicial diversity aids legitimacy

Judges on UGA panel agree that public confidence is enhanced when courts reflect the faces of the public DeKalb County State Court Judge Dax Lopez said that, even as a Latino who spent most of his life in Georgia, he was surprised to learn just how dismissive some of his fellow jurists could be toward […]

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Johnson’s bid for bench spurred by activist coalition

Two years ago, Clarence Johnson Jr. came 53 votes shy of being in a runoff for a vacant seat on the Fulton County Superior Court that was eventually won by now-Judge Kelly Lee. July 25, 2012

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