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'Black girl magic' Texas judicial candidates that campaigned together in 2018 run again in 2022

Judge Erica Hughes. (Courtesy)
Judge Erica Hughes. (Courtesy)

Four years ago, 17 Black women were elected as judges in Harris County, Texas — home to Houston — marking a record 19 on the bench there. Their campaign was known as “Harris County Black Girl Magic.” This year, 15 of those elected in 2018 are up for re-election.

Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes speaks with judge Erica Hughes, now a federal immigration judge, about how much their presence made a difference on the bench.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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