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At this point in time there’s not a single African-American, Hispanics, there’s not even Middle-Eastern on the State Supreme Court,” said Michael Fortner. “And furthermore there is not even a judge who lives in an urban setting to my knowledge. That is something we’re concerned about.”

Fortner, a Civil Rights attorney, along with a coalition of community organizers and activists, are looking to address flaws in the judicial system. This, as the nation reckons with its fraught racial history by way of protests and civil unrest in the wake of Black death at the hands of police.

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