La. Supreme Court names justice of peace

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Posted: Nov 17, 2009 7:15 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Updated: Nov 17, 2009 9:29 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Keith Bardwell, interracial marriage, marriage, Justice of the Peace, marry, couple, resigned, Louisiana Supreme Court, Ward 5, Tangipahoa Parish

The Louisiana Supreme Court has appointed a neighboring justice of the peace to fill the vacancy of Keith Bardwell who resigned on Nov. 3.

The justice of the peace for Ward 5 in Tangipahoa Parish, will temporarily fulfill the duties of Bardwell's old seat.

Bardwell resigned after receiving national attention for refusing to perform a marriage ceremony for an interracial couple.

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