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Art. 157.  Judge ad hoc appointed to try cause when judge recused; power of judge ad hoc

A.  After a trial judge recuses himself under the authority of Article 152(A), a judge ad hoc shall be assigned to try the cause in the manner provided by Articles 155 and 156 for the appointment of a judge ad hoc to try the motion to recuse.  When a trial judge is recused after a trial of the motion therefor, the case shall be reassigned to a new judge for trial of the cause under the provisions of Code of Civil Procedure Articles 155 and 156.

B.  After a trial judge recuses himself under the authority of Article 152(B) he shall make written application to the supreme court for the appointment of another district judge as judge ad hoc to try the cause.  The supreme court shall appoint a judge from a judicial district other than the judicial district of the recused judge as judge ad hoc to try the cause.

C.  The judge ad hoc has the same power and authority to dispose of the cause as the recused judge has in cases in which no ground for recusation exists.

Acts 1985, No. 967, §1; Acts 2001, No. 417, §1.



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