A legal contretemps between a Superior Court judge and a district attorney—that prompted a mistrial in a vehicular homicide case and mutual allegations of alleged misconduct—has led both to step down from the criminal case. 

John Simpson, chief judge of the Superior Court of the Coweta Circuit, issued an order on Monday recusing himself from further involvement in the case against former Georgia state trooper Anthony “A.J.” Scott and asking that it be reassigned to another judge.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]