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      CCP 158     


Art. 158.  Supreme court appointment of district judge to try cause when judge recused

In a cause in which the district judge is recused, even when a judge ad hoc has been appointed for the trial of the cause under Article 157, a party may apply to the supreme court for the appointment of another district judge as judge ad hoc to try the cause.  If the supreme court deems it in the interest of justice, such appointment shall be made.

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 two certified copies of the order, one to the judge ad hoc appointed and the other to the clerk of the district court where the cause is pending, for entry in its minutes.

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