Black People Magic: Illinois Supreme Court Makes History This Week

The Illinois Supreme Court will make history this summer as Illinois Appellate Justice Lisa Holder White takes a seat on the highest bench in our state, the first black Woman to do so in Illinois. making her the first Black woman to serve on the state’s high court.

Holder White, is a 54 year old Republican who’s originally from Decatur… she has been appointed to succeed retiring Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman. She will be sworn in July 8th, right around the same time as Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson takes her oath as the first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Justice Holder White called it humbling to make history and said, “Being appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court is the honor of a lifetime… I look forward to the privilege of resolving matters my fellow citizens bring before the Court.”

Remember to always celebrate your magic! xo

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