Misconduct charges against Denham Springs judge revealed; lawmakers push for more court transparency

The only city court judge in Denham Springs is facing misconduct charges from the Louisiana Judiciary Commission, and the only reason the public knows about it is that the state’s court system has been inching toward transparency in how misbehaving judges are disciplined.

Meanwhile, state lawmakers are pushing for Louisiana’s courts to reveal more about matters that have traditionally been handled in complete secrecy. A slate of bills this legislative session could open up court finances and require more clarity over judicial recusals. Read more...

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