"I'm not a self-professed leader," Jenkins said. "But people don't always understand that the paucity of African American judges puts you in a very unique position. So I'm not unaccustomed to being called upon by members of my community, being looked to for inspiration. That's been almost all of my career."
Plaintiffs attorneys that got Roundup verdicts have accused parent company Bayer of paying its opponent in a Georgia case to appeal a favorable federal preemption ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Bayer, which has raised federal preemption arguments in other Roundup appeals in California, defended its actions as transparent and the settlement as appropriate.