Judge in Scruggs case facing inquiry

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance on Friday called for a full investigation into the actions of Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter, according to a report in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

Booneville attorney Joey Langston, who represented Scruggs in an attorneys fees dispute over which DeLaughter presided, admitted last month to attempting to bribe DeLaughter with a federal judgeship. Scruggs’ brother-in-law is former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott.

DeLaughter has maintained that he did not change his rulings because of the attempted bribe.

Legal Newsline
2/11/8