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Ga. group honoring 3 for equal justice endeavors

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ATLANTA (AP) - A former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court and the leaders of a public defender's training center are being honored by the Southern Center for Human Rights.

The organization is honoring former chief justice Harold G. Clark with a lifetime achievement award during their Justice Taking Root benefit reception May 7 at the Carter Presidential Center. Also being honored are Illham Askia and Jonathan Rapping of Gideon's Promise - formerly known as the Southern Public Defender Training Center.

Organizers say they're honoring Clarke, Askia and Rapping for making strides toward ensuring equal justice for all.

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