Louisiana judge fired for drunkenness


Jun 3, 2003
Louisiana judge fired for drunkenness
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"An alcoholic judge was kicked off the bench Tuesday for repeatedly being drunk in the courtroom. District Judge Monty L. Doggett issued arrest warrants when he was too drunk to read them, was sometimes so intoxicated that court had to be canceled and once had to be carried out of his courtroom by deputies, the Louisiana Supreme Court said in its unanimous ruling Tuesday... Doggett claimed that since he was re-elected after his alcoholism was made public, his constituents were aware of his problem and did not care. But the high court said a judge can be disciplined for violating the code of office, 'even if his constituency condones such behavior.'"

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