Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance seeks suspension of Judge DeLaughter

Here’s a copy of the Commission’s petition to the Mississippi Supreme Court. This comes from ethics complaints filed against DeLaughter by attorneys for William Roberts Wilson in the fee dispute case against Dickie Scruggs.  Joey Langston, who represented Scruggs in the later stages of that investigation, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to influence DeLaughter with the offer of a federal judgeship.  I’ll update later.

UPDATE: Here’s an AP story on this from Mike Kunzelman, here’s one from Jerry Mitchell of the Clarion-Ledger.  

 

 

 

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  1. MORE COWBELL

    Wonder how long this will take. I looked at the Mississippi Bar Association attorney directory yesterday. Yep, Timbo is still listed therein.

  2. DeltaNative

    News reports have missed the fact that there are actually two separate complaints filed against DeLaughter. One by the Wilson attorneys you mentioned and a second by an attorney involved in a case styled Kirk v. Pope.

  3. Anderson

    High time.

  4. Anderson

    In other news, Balducci and Langston were formally disbarred today by the Miss. Supreme Court.

  5. MORE COWBELL

    Tim the Human Earwig pled guilty and tendered his license on 12/5? and it took this long?