"Kitty" Kimball says it is "nice" to not be at legislative session

Former Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball
Former Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - As the regular session of the Louisiana Legislature continues, the former chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court said she is happy not to be there.

"This will be my first time, I think since 1971, not to be at the legislature in some fashion and it's really nice," said Catherine "Kitty Kimball. "(I) told legislators last year, when I left, you know, I said, 'I hope that I don't come in this building ever again,' and that would be just great."

Kimball stepped down from the state's high court after suffering a stroke. However, she said she's doing well with a few frustrating days here and there. She added this was her first television interview since retirement.

She also said she is enjoying retirement, still on the board of the Sunshine Foundation and doing plenty of volunteer work with children.

Kimball was the first woman to be elected to the Louisiana Supreme Court.

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