Judge Removed From Jena Six Case

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A new judge has been appointed to hear the cases against five of the remaining Jena Six defendants.

The group is charged with attacking a white high school student in December 2006.

Last Friday, J.P. Mauffray Jr. — the judge presiding over the case — was removed for making biased remarks. He called the black, teenage suspects "troublemakers" and "a violent bunch."

For more, NPR's Tony Cox talks with Howard Witt of the Chicago Tribune and Christopher Bracey, professor of law at George Washington University's School of Law.

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