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State high court justice loses another round in recusal case
from The AP
April 4, 2017 - ListenUpYall.com

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state Supreme Court justice has lost another round in his federal court lawsuit against four other justices.

Justice Jefferson Hughes filed suit in 2015, saying other justices illegally removed him from two cases against oil companies. U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance last year dismissed his suit. She said the Eleventh Amendment generally bars people from suing their states in federal court.

Hughes, in November, went back to federal court seeking a new ruling from Vance or permission to file a renewed complaint.

Vance, on Monday, ruled against him again.

At issue are campaign contributions Hughes received, through political action committees, from lawyers pursuing environmental lawsuits in two cases against oil companies. Four state Supreme Court justices granted defense motions to remove Hughes from the two cases.



 
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