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  • **FILE** U.S District Judge Susan Webber Wright poses in a February 1998, handout photo in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo, File)

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  • U.S District Judge Susan Webber Wright poses in a February 1998 handout photo in Little Rock, Ark. (Associated Press)

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