February is a time to celebrate influential figures in African-American history. And our guest today is certainly one of those trailblazing figures.

Morning Edition host Leah Fleming speaks with Justice Leah Ward Sears

In 1992, Leah Ward Sears became the first woman to serve as a justice on the Georgia Supreme Court. In 2005, Sears was elevated to the position of Chief Justice. She became the first African-American woman in the country to ever hold that position.

 

  

We sit down with Justice Sears to talk about her time on the bench, her ideas for justice reform, and her impression of Barack Obama's presidency.

Host Leah Fleming (left) sits down with Leah Ward Sears (right), former Chief Justice of the GA Supreme Court.
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Host Leah Fleming (left) sits down with Leah Ward Sears (right), former Chief Justice of the GA Supreme Court.