Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on Wednesday urged progressive members of the legal community to consider becoming judges as the country grapples with how to fight racial injustice.

Ellison made the remarks as part of the left-leaning American Constitution Society’s national convention, which is being held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The top law enforcement officer for the state of Minnesota is overseeing the prosecution of former Minneapolis police officers for the death of George Floyd, and last week increased a third-degree murder charge to second degree against former officer Derek Chauvin, who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes.

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