Friday, August 01, 2008

Judge Removed from Jena Six Cases

From the AP:
The judge overseeing the criminal cases for the remaining Jena Six defendants was removed against his will Friday for making questionable remarks about the teenagers.

Judge J.P. Mauffray Jr. had acknowledged calling the teens "trouble makers" and "a violent bunch" but insisted he could be impartial. Defense attorneys disagreed and asked that he be removed.
He can't really be that blind to the irony, can he?

Oh, then no surprise:
District Attorney Reed Walters said he may appeal the decision.

"Whatever ultimately happens concerning the judge, this does not mean these cases go away," he said. "It will just take longer to get them to trial. However, I may seek to have the decision overturned."
Cuz ain't nobody telling us how to run things here!


H/T Professor Tracey

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