La. SC justice retiring

John O'Brien Mar. 17, 2009, 4:17pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Chet Taylor will retire from the Court on May 31, reports have indicated.

According to a report in The News Star of Monroe, Taylor said Monday that he will step down from the bench, and 4th Judicial District Court Judge Marcus Clark has said he will run for his position.

Traylor, 63 and a Republican, was first elected to the Court in 1996. He received his law degree from Loyola University School of Law and is a former state trooper and assistant district attorney.

The News Star report said an election would likely be held Oct. 17.

"I have thought and prayed about it, and a lot of people have asked that I make the run," Clark said, according to the report.

"There's going to be tremendous interest in this position once Justice Traylor makes it official with the governor."

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