Black People : Black Women Judges under court attack

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    Black Women Judges under court attack

    DETROIT RALLY FOR COURT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS SEPT. 10

    By Diane Bukowski
    The Michigan Citizen

    DETROIT — Majority white juries sending Blacks to prison, prison overcrowding, and evictions by suburban landlords — these are some of the issues three of Michigan’s Black women judges have tackled. In return, they have faced investigations and charges from mostly white chief judges and the all-white state Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC), as well as the threat of removal from the bench by the State Supreme Court.

    The three are Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Deborah Thomas, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Beverley Nettles-Nickerson, and Detroit’s 36th District Court Judge Jeannette O’Banner-Owens. O’Banner-Owens, 62, died July 27 after a long fight against lung disease.
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