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|Boothe case set Friday before Supreme Court|
The Louisiana Supreme Court will consider a recommendation from the Judiciary Commission on Friday that Seventh Judicial District Judge Leo Boothe be removed from office.
The commission has accused Boothe of misconduct.
Boothe said Wednesday that all he is asking for "is fundamental fairness and that all of the facts are closely examined."
The Judiciary Commission in a 70-page report accused Boothe of misconduct involving the case of James Skipper of Ferriday, who was convicted in 2002 on drug charges. Skipper's sentence was later reduced and Skipper freed.
Boothe said he has done nothing wrong and launched a website (www.leoboothe.com) to present his side of the case.
According to Valerie Williard, Deputy Judicial Administrator, the commission's recommendations are not binding.
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