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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments next month on whether to remove a St. Louis judge who let a clerk handle hundreds of cases while she was on vacation.
The court scheduled arguments for Jan. 3 on a recommendation from a judicial disciplinary commission that Associate Circuit Judge Barbara Peebles should be removed from the bench.
The report by the Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline found that Pebbles abdicated her duties to clerks, showed up late to work and tried to cover up the destruction or removal of a document.
Peebles is fighting to remain a judge. She contends that removing her from the bench would be an extreme punishment and that her actions did not violate the state constitution or court rules.
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