Louisiana - 11\22\1913

Article 9009.0 [Last Modified: 6/16/2004 1:06:14 AM]

IMPEACHMENT AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE.

Section 221.0 0 [Last Modified: 6/16/2004 1:06:14 AM]

Art. 221. For any of the causes specified in this Constitution, JUDGEs of the Courts of Appeal, and of the District Courts throughout the State may be removed from office by judgment of the Supreme Court, which is hereby vested with original jurisdiction to try such cases. The suit for removal may be instituted by the Attorney General or District Attorney, whenever in his opinion sufficient cause exists therefor; and it is hereby made the duty of the Attorney General, or District Attorney, to institute such suit whenever instructed in writing by the Governor so to do, or on the written request and information of twenty-five citizens and taxpayers residing within the territorial limits of the district or circuit over which the JUDGE against whom the suit is sought to be 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; 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, and where the suit is instituted on the request and information of citizens, JUDGEment shall be rendered jointly and in solido against the citizens signing the request, for all costs of the suit. Judgments in cases of removal under this Article shall extend not only to removal from office and disqualification from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit, under the State, but also to disqualification for the practice of law, and the party, whether convicted or not, shall nevertheless be liable to prosecution, trial and punishment according to law.