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Arthenia Joyner to be first inductee of FAMU Law Hall of Fame

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Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner of Tampa will be honored as the first member of Florida A&M University College of Law’s Hall of Fame, the school has announced. Joyner, who was in the original school’s last graduating class in 1968, will be honored with a portrait to be unveiled at the law school’s Orlando campus on Friday. The 72-year-old attorney is a “true trailblazer,” the school said in a statement, noting that she is the first black woman to lead…

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National Bar Association poll shows racial schism in attitudes on law enforcement

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A poll put out Wednesday by a group of African-American lawyers, judges, educators and law students revealed a gulf between how black Americans and white Americans believe black people are treated by police. The National Bar Association poll showed 88 percent of blacks believe police treat black people unfairly while just 59 percent of white Americans hold the same view. The gulf is wider still in Southern states, where 90 percent of blacks say there is unfair treatment compared to 55 percent of whites.…

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Benjamin Crump sworn in as National Bar Association president

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National civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump was sworn in as the 73rd president of the National Bar Association on Thursday. The 45-year-old FSU law school graduate is known for representing relatives of individuals whose rights were allegedly violated by police. The NBA, founded in 1925, calls itself the biggest and oldest voluntary professional membership organization for African-American attorneys and judges, with over 20,000 members. “My vision for the NBA this year is simple,” said Crump, as was first reported by…

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