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Embattled justice of peace resigns

November 04, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A justice of the peace who refused to marry interracial couples resigned Monday after weeks of calls for his ouster.

Keith Bardwell quit with a one-sentence statement to Louisiana Secretary of State Jay Dardenne: "I do hereby resign the office of Justice of the Peace for the Eighth Ward of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana."

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