In Prejean v. Barousse, Acadia Parish Clerk of Court, 2012-1177, the Louisiana Supreme Court struck down La. R.S. 13:4210 as being unconstitutional on its face, because it was an attempt to reduce a judge’s salary for failure to timely rule on a matter. This constituted a legislative attempt to discipline a judge. The Louisiana Supreme Court has consistently ruled that it has exclusive original jurisdiction over such matters.
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