L’Affaire Scruggs: Judge Henry Lackey Speaks Out

In an interview recounting the episode, Judge Henry Lackey said the initial overture came from another lawyer he knew, Tim Balducci of New Albany, Miss. “My first thought was: What kind of character flaw has he discovered in me that would lead him to think that I would do something like this?” said the judge, 73 years old. “I was furious. I mean, this strikes at the heart of our judicial system.”

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