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70-year-old Baton Rouge judge is 'constitutionally barred' from staying in office, panel says

A Baton Rouge judge who reached the state's mandatory judicial retirement age before her coronavirus-delayed election last summer has brought the judiciary into "disrepute" by continuing to serve, a panel of judges, lawyers and laypersons claims.

But an attorney for City Court Judge Johnell Matthews responded in writing Tuesday to the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana by saying no discipline is warranted against Matthews for her "legitimate, constitutional election" and her "continued excellent service." Read more...

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