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Judge Conflict Tainted Trial, Convict Tells Supreme Court, Again

Aug. 30, 2018, 11:07 AM

Another saga spawned from Louisiana’s criminal justice system could land at the U.S. Supreme Court, this time because a judge who presided over a high-profile murder case didn’t disclose his potential connection to the murder weapon.

The ethical quandary—stemming from an infamous New Orleans triple homicide in the 1990s—has dire implications for the integrity of the judicial system, Rogers LaCaze and his supporters argue in urging the justices to take his appeal.

Those supporters include a group of former judges who call the case “startling.”

The ordeal “cries out” for Supreme Court intervention, LaCaze’s lawyers claim in his petition, ...

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