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Fourth District Appellate Court Justice On Race, and Judicial Independence

Wed, 28 May 2014 05:20:07 CDT
By: Judy Valente

Fourth District Appellate Court Justice On Race, and Judicial Independence The Illinois Appellate Court is the intermediate court that hears appeals of verdicts and decisions handed down by county trial courts. Justice Lisa Holder White sits on the Fourth District Appellate Court which covers 30 Illinois counties, including McLean. She is the first African American to sit on that court. GLT's Judy Valente spoke with Justice Holder White about her work, race and the importance of a politically independent judiciary.

   
GLT's Judy Valente with Lisa Holder White. White was appointed to the appellate court last January to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice John McCullough. She is running unopposed for election to her first full 10-year term on the court.
   

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