Civil rights heroine Rosa Parks has been given a legal boost as she fights Outkast over their use of her name - former Detroit, Michigan, mayor DENNIS ARCHER.

Archer has been asked to review Parks' copyright infringement case by a Detroit judge - to make sure the 91-year-old is being fairly represented.

As her new legal guardian in the case, Archer - also a former Supreme Court judge - plans to meet with Parks to review all litigation papers involved in the two lawsuits filed on her behalf against Outkast, for the duo's use of her name in the 1998 song ROSA PARKS.

Parks' doctor told legal authorities last month (SEP04) that the ageing icon suffers from dementia and should not be forced to answer questions in court. Parks' trial is set to begin in January (05).

18/10/2004 21:04