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 2004 News Releases

News Release #036

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE  


NEWS RELEASE # 036


FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA



The Opinion handed down on the 22nd day of April, 2004 , is as follows:

 

BY WEIMER, J. :

2003-O -3408       IN RE: JUDGE YVONNE L. HUGHES

(Judiciary Commission of Louisiana)

Accordingly, it is ordered, adjudged, and decreed that respondent, Judge Yvonne L. Hughes, of the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court, Division "C," State of Louisiana, be, and is hereby, removed from office; and that her office be, and is hereby declared vacant. Respondent is ordered pursuant to La. Sup. Ct. Rule XXIII, §26 to refrain from qualifying as a candidate for judicial office for five years and until certified by this court as eligible to become a candidate for judicial office. Further, exercising the discretion allowed this court by La. Sup. Ct. Rule XXIII,§22, we cast the respondent with costs incurred in the investigation and prosecution of this proceeding in the amount of $20,293.12. Finally, the right of the Lawyer Disciplinary Board of the Louisiana State Bar Association to bring lawyer disciplinary proceedings against respondent under the authority of La. Const. art. V, §25 (D) is expressly reserved.

REMOVAL FROM JUDICIAL OFFICE ORDERED; RIGHT TO BRING LAWYER DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS RESERVED.

JOHNSON, J., concurs in part, dissents in part and will assign reasons.

 
 
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