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Louisiana Supreme Court has Agreed to Discipline One of Its Own Justices For Tampering With Runoff Election

Hughes admitted to ethical lapses by tampering with a runoff election between two candidates for a state supreme court seat in 2019.

Posted: Jun 30, 2021 3:23 PM
Updated: Jun 30, 2021 3:25 PM

(KADN) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has agreed to discipline one of its own justices.

In a release issued Wednesday, the state's high court agreed that Associate Justice Jefferson D. Hughes III, who has been on the court since 2013, should be publicly censured and ordered to pay more than 2-thousand dollars to reimburse the judiciary commission for its investigation into his actions.

Hughes admitted to ethical lapses by tampering with a runoff election between two candidates for a state supreme court seat in 2019.

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