Justice Bernette Johnson http://wwno.org en Louisiana To Soon Have State's First Black Chief Justice http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-will-have-first-black-chief-justice Louisiana's Supreme Court ruled today that Justice Bernette Johnson has the seniority that entitles her to become the panel's chief justice at the end of January, NPR's Debbie Elliott tells our Newscast Desk.<p>Johnson will be the first African-American to sit in the chief justice's seat. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:29:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 21734 at http://wwno.org La. justice's lawyers seek $380K in fees, expenses http://wwno.org/post/la-justices-lawyers-seek-380k-fees-expenses <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Lawyers for Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson are seeking more than $380,000 in attorneys' fees and expenses for work on her lawsuit over her bid to become the court's first black chief justice.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:24:03 +0000 The Associated Press 20404 at http://wwno.org Lawyer explains appeal in La. chief justice spat http://wwno.org/post/lawyer-explains-appeal-la-chief-justice-spat <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A lawyer for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says a federal judge created confusion when she ruled in favor of state Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson's bid to become the court's next chief justice.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:53:31 +0000 The Associated Press 19689 at http://wwno.org State appeals ruling in La. Chief justice spat http://wwno.org/post/state-appeals-ruling-la-chief-justice-spat <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The State of Louisiana is appealing a judge's ruling that Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson has the seniority that entitles her to become the court's next chief justice.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:09:25 +0000 The Associated Press 19675 at http://wwno.org Jindal: Feds shouldn't decide Supreme Court spat http://wwno.org/post/jindal-feds-shouldnt-decide-supreme-court-spat <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Gov. Bobby Jindal has gotten involved in the federal court case over who will be the next chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A motion by Jindal's executive counsel says the governor believes it is an issue for the state to decide. He is entering the case to avoid ambiguity over whether that is the state's position.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:05:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18058 at http://wwno.org 3 judges recuse themselves from La. justice's suit http://wwno.org/post/3-judges-recuse-themselves-la-justices-suit <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Three federal judges in New Orleans have recused themselves from presiding over Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson&#39;s lawsuit seeking to block her colleagues from debating and voting on whether she is legally entitled to be the court&#39;s next chief justice.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:56:45 +0000 The Associated Press 15261 at http://wwno.org Suit Filed Over Naming Chief Justice http://wwno.org/post/suit-filed-over-naming-chief-justice <p>A <font color="red">Louisiana</font> Supreme Court justice is suing to block her colleagues from debating and voting on whether she is legally entitled to become the court&#39;s next chief justice.</p><p>A federal suit filed Thursday on behalf of Justice Bernette Johnson says she is next in line for the job because she qualifies as the court&#39;s longest-serving justice.</p><p>But Justice Jeffrey Victory also has staked a claim to succeeding Chief Justice Catherine &quot;Kitty&quot; Kimball, who retires next year.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:30:13 +0000 The Associated Press 15232 at http://wwno.org