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Fighting a ‘perception of injustice’: Fairfax judge to remove courtroom portraits for trial (access required)

A Fairfax County judge says he will not force a Black defendant to go on trial in a courtroom lined with portraits of white judges. Circuit Judge David Bernhard granted a motion to remove courtroom portraits that “overwhelmingly” depict white jurists for the Jan. 4 trial of Terrance Shipp on charges of eluding police. The “Court is ...