Louisiana - 7\23\1879

Article 9009.0 [Last Modified: 6/15/2004 7:42:36 PM]


Section 200.0 0 [Last Modified: 6/15/2004 7:42:36 PM]

ART. 200. For any of the causes specified in article 196, JUDGEs of the courts of appeal, of the district courts throughout the State, and of the city courts of the parish of Orleans may be removed from office by judgment of the Supreme Court of this State in a suit instituted by the Attorney General or a district attorney in the name of the State, on his relation. The Supreme Court is hereby vested with original jurisdiction to try such causes; and it is hereby made the duty of the Attorney General or of any district attorney to institute such suit on the written request and information of fifty citizens and taxpayers residing within the territorial limits of the district or circuit over which the JUDGE against whom the suit is brought exercises the functions of his office. Such suits shall be tried, after citation and ten days' delay for answering, in preference to all other suits, and wherever the court may be sitting; but the pendency of such suit shall not operate a suspension from office. In all cases where the officer sued; as above directed, shall be acquitted, judgment shall be rendered jointly and in solido against the citizens signing the request, for all costs of the suit.