In the February 27th edition of the Jackson Parish Journal, it was reported that Hodge, LA resident David Womack had been disqualified as Jackson Parish, District D, Justice of the Peace. More details have since emerged regarding the reasoning behind the disqualification and why it was granted on an interim basis.
On February 14th, 2022, the Supreme Court of Louisiana approved a motion submitted as file #21-378 by the Judiciary Commission. The motion requested that David D. Womack be disqualified, without salary, from exercising all judicial functions of the office of Jackson Parish District D Justice of the Peace on an interim basis pending final disposition of judicial disciplinary proceedings.
These proceedings are due to Womack being charged on December 7, 2021, in the Second Judicial District Court on one count of Non-Consensual Disclosure of a Private Image, which is a violation of La. R. S. 14:283.2 and one count of Obscenity. (La. R. S. 14:106A(8)(a)
Womack requested his disqualification be ordered on an interim basis, effective February 17th, 2022, citing that the existence of matters pending before him would be more efficiently resolved now rather than after an appointment of a pre-tempore Justic of the Peace.
The Judiciary Commission did not oppose the request in the interest of obtaining an Order of Interim Disqualification expeditiously, given the inherent time delays in moving for interim disqualification without Womack’s consent.
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