BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court has won re-election to another 10-year term. The Advocate reports Chief Justice John Weimer was automatically reelected when nobody signed up to challenge him by Friday’s qualifying deadline for the Nov. 8 ballot.

Weimer, 67, a former professor at Nicholls State University, first won election to the state’s high court in 2001.

U.S. District Judge John deGravelles of Baton Rouge lifted a stay July 13 that had blocked the November election for the state Supreme Court’s 6th District, which Weimer represents. The stay arose out of a lawsuit filed in 2019 by the NAACP.