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Hiring felons, canceling dockets and conducting court “by phone” were just some of the charges Louisiana’s Judiciary Commission made against Orleans Juvenile Court Judge Yvonne Hughes. A fully persuaded Supreme Court lost no time in plucking Hughes from her post. With three judges yanked in two years, the Louisiana bench might as well be equipped with ejector seats … “[My husband's] not a bad man. He’s a stupid man,” protested the tearful wife of former bankruptcy attorney Miles Appleberry. The ex-lawyer is headed to 15 years in a Texas prison for bilking a client of $150,000, then neglecting a court order to pay her back … That’s five years more than Iric Vonn Spears is facing for stealing his client’s identity. The former Florida attorney earlier pleaded no contest to 16 counts of theft, fraud and forgery. Among the most memorable: purchasing a home in his client’s name while acting as attorney in the deal. Spears pulled his client’s identifying information from documents submitted as part of a contract dispute … Stress isn’t much fun, but it can be a useful defense. The Nebraska Supreme Court took two attorneys’ struggles with anxiety into account Friday as it suspended — rather than pulled — their licenses. The court accepted former state Sen. Richard Fellman’s explanation that he had not responded promptly to the Counsel for Discipline because he’d been too panicked to open the mail. The court also noted that when Edward Wintroub mishandled client funds, he had been suffering memory losses and poor concentration due to anti-anxiety meds … Bobby Fortenberry says he’ll be back on the bench just as soon as he can prove he had no intention of dealing the 2.5 grams of crystal meth police found on his person. The suspended Lawrence County judge can pursue his defense more comfortably, now that he’s posted the $30,000 necessary to depart a Mississippi jail. – Lori Patel

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