High Court Must Correct La. Judge's Failure To Recuse

By George Eskin (September 11, 2018, 3:43 PM EDT) -- Lacaze v. Louisiana is an extraordinary case soon to be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court. It involves an egregious personal conflict of interest for a judge who presided over a capital case. He was involved in the investigation of the murder case before him, during which it was revealed that he may have authorized the release of the gun used to kill a police officer and two civilians.

He failed to disclose his involvement at the trial, which took place just before his re-election, and then featured the outcome of the trial during his campaign. As a former judge who...

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