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Supreme Court of Georgia Chief Justice Harold D. Melton was the first African-American student body president at Auburn.

"If he lives another 20 years, Louisiana taxpayers will have paid almost one million dollars to punish Mr. Bryant for his failed effort to steal a set of hedge clippers," wrote Bernette J. Johnson, the state's first African-American Chief Justice.

Developing: House votes to remove statues of #Confederates  from US Capitol. Among images going: bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney author of infamous 1857 Dred Scott decision. Taney bust to be replaced with statue of 1st African American SCOTUS JusticeThurgood Marshall.

Players Union chief Michele Roberts added she "can’t imagine anything healthier" than the spirited discussions players had over how to include social justice concerns in the NBA restart: "As an African-American woman, I would have been ashamed, had there not been a conversation."

Gen. Vincent K. Brooks (Ret.) writes, "as an African American man, the feelings of inadequate and unfulfilled justice that I have felt for too many years of my life come again to the fore...America’s military expects better from the Commander in Chief."

NC's first African-American Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court talks about the protests, message and violence of today.

After serving for 30 years on the Georgia Supreme Court, six of those as the court’s first African-American chief justice - Robert Benham is retiring.

Charles Freeman, First African-American To Serve On Illinois Supreme Court And As Chief Justice, Dies

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Charles Freeman, First African-American To Serve On Illinois Supreme Court And As Chief Justice, Dies

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Met an energetic crowd in Raleigh, North Carolina today! Thank you to @clayaiken  and North Carolina's first African-American woman Chief Justice@JusticeCBeasley  for kicking off the event and getting North Carolinians fired up for Super Tuesday!

Next week, @stevenlouisreed  will become Montgomery, Alabama’s first African American mayor. It’s not the first time he’s made history: in 2015 he was Alabama’s first probate judge to issue same sex marriage licenses – something then-Chief Justice Roy Moore didn’t take kindly to.

We couldn't be happier to celebrate on becoming the first African American woman to serve as North Carolina's chief justice. ? #BHM 

.'s appointment of Justice Cheri Beasley to Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court is a historic achievement for our State. She will be the first African American woman appointed to this role. Diversity within our courts matters and we look forward to her leadership.

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