A couple he refused to marry are considering filing a complaint about him to the us justice department. The case has offered several unexpected turns. The louisiana law, passed in 1956, banned “dancing, social functions, entertainments, athletic training, games, sports or contests and other such activities involving personal and social contacts, in which the participants or contestants are members of the white and negro races. It is really astonishing and disappointing at any time, but especially in 2009,” said aclu legal director katie schwartzmann. He defended himself by pointing out that he did not prevent the couple from getting married; he merely would not do it himself. There was an error processing your request.
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News lousiana judge interracial. I can recuse myself and tell them to come back when they’re sober,” he said. The local branch of the american civil liberties union has written to state judicial authorities asking for an investigation and for bardwell to receive the “most severe sanctions available”. Bardwell suggested the couple go to another justice of the peace in the parish who agreed to marry them. Humphrey and mckay were eventually married by another justice of the peace, but are now looking into legal action against bardwell. She & her partner are currently learning how to grow their own food, and eventually they hope to move to a small farm outside the city. I’m an elected official,” he said. We are better off without him in public service,” she said.
In interviews, he said he refers the couples to other justices of the peace, who then perform the ceremony, which happened in this case. Bardwell did not return calls left on his answering machine friday. (in 1962, judge wisdom would write the opinion that allowed james meredith to attend the university of mississippi.