Indicted judge files motion against N.O. mayor

  // Friday, 15 August 2014 21:00 //

“Since mere interim disqualification does not render a seat ‘vacant,’ the seat by law must be placed on the ballot.” James Williams, Yolanda King’s attorney

Indicted Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King isn’t taking an attempt to abolish her seat lying down.

King filed a motion Friday seeking to intervene in Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s legal bid to do away with her Section E seat.

The city filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that King’s seat vanished when a law to reduce the size of Juvenile Court went into effect Aug.


In the lawsuit, Landrieu’s administration is demanding that Secretary of State Tom Schedler and Orleans Parish Clerk of Criminal District Court Arthur Morrell drop the Section E seat from this fall’s ballot.

A hearing is scheduled for Monday morning before 19th Judicial District Judge Wilson Fields in Baton Rouge. The three-day qualifying period for the Nov. 4 election begins Wednesday.

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