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Prosecutors want black Louisiana judge removed from 300 cases. Here's why
I was upset. A number of state and local public officials criticized Bardwell's actions. Namespaces Article Talk. Bardwell continued to face a federal lawsuit,  which in continued with the court's determination of pertinent witnesses. Humphrey said in October that she wanted Bardwell to resign. Bardwell, a justice of the peace for Tangipahoa Parish's 8th Ward, refused to perform a marriage ceremony for Beth Humphrey, 30, and her boyfriend Terence McKay, 32, both of Hammond, Louisiana, and sign their marriage license. This Week.
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Shows Good Morning America. The couple filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against Bardwell and his wife, Beth Bardwell, on October 20, claiming the two violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. He resigned on November 3, Archived from the original on 7 November
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Description: His action was widely criticized, and many public officials in Louisiana called for his resignation. In the unanimous decision, the court said that under the Constitution, "the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State. He maintained that he did not deny the couple from being married but only recused himself from performing the ceremony. The motion to remove Landry has been added to virtually every criminal case that has been assigned to her with only the docket number and the defendant's name changing. The state Supreme Court will appoint an interim justice of the peace to fill Bardwell's position, Berry said, and a special election will be held next year to fill the position permanently.