state retirement en LA Afternoon News <p>US court hears arguments over chief justice choice<br> JANET McCONNAUGHEY,Associated Press</p><br><div><p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An overflow crowd heard attorneys for the only African-American on the Louisiana Supreme Court argue she should be its next chief justice.</p><p>James Williams told U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan that Bernette Johnson has served longer than any other justice, and that's what the state constitution requires to be chief justice.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Jack Hopke 17976 at