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MS Supreme Court will rule on Lamar Co. Judge accused of misconduct

Carol Ann Bustin Carol Ann Bustin

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Six times so far this year, the Mississippi Supreme Court has sanctioned judges accused of misconduct. The Supreme Court has two more cases coming up this term.

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance filed complaints against Circuit Judge Albert B. Smith III of Cleveland and Lamar County Justice Court Judge Carol Ann Bustin. The Supreme Court has the final say on such matters.

The commission has recommended public reprimands and fines for both judges.

The Supreme Court will decide the cases based on written briefs. It did not schedule oral arguments. The judicial misconduct cases are among dozens the Supreme Court will consider during its July-August term.

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