Transgender Candidate for Judge

No fewer than four people are up for Superior Court judge come June 3, including Victoria Kolakowski, who may well be the first transgender judge in history if elected. Kolakowski is presently a PUC judge and transgender activist; while trying to take the bar exam in Louisiana, she was barred on the grounds that she was crazy. You know, for being transgender. Fortunately, Kolakowski appealed the decision and was allowed to take the test after all. According to the Chron, the other candidates include public interest lawyer Dennis Hayashi, criminal defense lawyer Dennis Reid, and prosecutor Phil Daly. But wow, a transgendered judge.

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