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The Lack Of Diversity Among Jacksonville's Judges


A new report documents concern about a lack of minority judges on the local bench.

There are 35 judges in Florida's 4th Judicial Circuit, and just one, Henry Davis, is African-American.

Civil rights groups and the Florida Bar say the lily-white judiciary threatens to undermine confidence in the fairness of the system.

Florida Times-Union reporter Larry Hannan investigated the story. He joined Melissa Ross for more on the lack of diversity on the bench.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.