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      CCRP 677     


Art. 677.  Supreme court appointment of judge ad hoc

In a case in which the district judge is recused, even when a judge ad hoc has been appointed for the trial of the case under Article 676, the defendant or the district attorney may apply to the supreme court for the appointment of another district judge as judge ad hoc to try the case.  If the supreme court deems it in the interest of justice, it shall make such appointment.

The order of the supreme court appointing a judge ad hoc shall be entered on its minutes.  The clerk of the supreme court shall forward a certified copy of the order to the appointed judge ad hoc, and a certified copy to the clerk of the district court where the case is pending, for entry in its minutes.

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