Catherine Kimball http://wwno.org en La. Court In Racially Charged Power Struggle, Again http://wwno.org/post/la-court-racially-charged-power-struggle-again A power struggle on the Louisiana Supreme Court is headed to federal<strong> </strong>court this week. Lawyers are seeking to reopen an old voting rights case that gave the Deep South state its first black Supreme Court justice. What's at stake in the racially charged fight is whether Louisiana will now have its first African-American chief justice.<p>Justice Bernette Johnson joined the Louisiana Supreme Court in 1994, elected to a special seat created to remedy racial disparities in Louisiana's justice system. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 07:33:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 17790 at http://wwno.org Deadline moved in state chief justice debate http://wwno.org/post/deadline-moved-state-chief-justice-debate <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Louisiana Supreme Court is giving its justices an extra month to weigh in on a debate over naming the court&#39;s next chief justice.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 01:56:21 +0000 The Associated Press 16379 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Chief Justice declines to discuss successor http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-chief-justice-declines-discuss-successor <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Catherine &quot;Kitty&quot; Kimball says the state&#39;s code of judicial conduct prohibits her from meeting with a group of community leaders to discuss their concerns about the court&#39;s impending debate over naming Kimball&#39;s successor.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:54:39 +0000 The Associated Press 15510 at http://wwno.org Chief Justice of Louisiana Supreme Court Retiring http://wwno.org/post/chief-justice-louisiana-supreme-court-retiring <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; The chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court is retiring. Catherine Kimball says that she will leave the court in January after serving for 20 years. Kimball&#39;s term runs until 2018.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:06:34 +0000 The Associated Press 9032 at http://wwno.org