The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied Judge Joan Benge’s request to rehear their decision to remove her from the 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna for her handling of a civil case.
The Times Picayune broke the story.
Benge, who was accused of ruling in a civil case based on relationships instead of the evidence, had asked the state’s high court to reconsider their decision, saying that a six-month unpaid suspension was in order.
Supreme Court spokeswoman Valerie Willard said that Benge’s removal is effective immediately, and the court is in the process of determining a replacement. While she could not provide a timeline on the replacement process, she believes it will happen quickly.