Judges: Her Honor Takes the Bench

As she started to park her car at the Arizona State Capitol building one day in 1960, redheaded Lorna Lockwood was sternly waved away. "This space is reserved for a Supreme Court Justice," huffed the guard. Miss Justice Lockwood finally persuaded the doubter that she was in the right space. Now, four years after her election to Arizona's highest bench, Lorna Lockwood has risen again. Her Honor's four brethren have unanimously elected her the first woman state Chief Justice in U.S. history.

Chief Justice Lockwood's achievement is roughly akin to a woman taking...

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