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No Replacement for Bardwell...yet

No Replacement for Bardwell...yet

POSTED: Monday, November 9, 2009 - 8:03pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

We have the latest on a story we've been following out of Tangipahoa Parish. Council members there have not named a replacement for Justice of the Peace Keith Bardwell.

They made the decision to wait for the Supreme Court to appoint someone Monday night.

The council says lots of people wanted to job, but they didn't want to serve out the rest of Bardwell's term.

Bardwell stepped down last week after he came under fire for refusing to perform a marriage ceremony on an interracial couple.

Council members unanimously agreed to accept the Supreme Court's appointment for the rest of Bardwell's term. There's still no word on when the Supreme Court will make that appointment.