February 27, 2020
Contact: Allyson Sanders

Louisiana Democratic Party Statement on Judge LeBlanc’s Resignation

BATON ROUGE, LA – Thursday, Judge LeBlanc announced her resignation after she admitted using racial slurs to refer to black officials in her district. After the initial report detailing the slurs, the Louisiana Democratic Party, Gov. Edwards, and several state legislators called on Judge LeBlanc to resign.

The Louisiana Democratic Party released the following statement after her formal resignation:

“We’re glad that Judge LeBlanc did the right thing and resigned,” Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party said. “But it doesn’t change the fact that her use of racial slurs cast doubt on every case she’s presided over. Her scorched earth resignation letter is further evidence that she was never fit to serve in the first place. Louisiana deserves better.”