2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:74 — Declaration of forfeiture of office created by constitution

LA Rev Stat § 42:74 What's This?

§74. Declaration of forfeiture of office created by constitution

Whenever the governor is informed that any public officer has forfeited his office by giving adhesion to or recognizing any usurper the governor may, when the office is established by the constitution, direct the Attorney General or the district attorney to take legal proceedings before the court of competent jurisdiction to have the forfeiture declared.

These proceedings shall be summary and be had by rule, with notice of one full day to the offender. The court shall hear and determine the rule at once.

Any appeal taken shall be made returnable within ten days, and shall be heard by preference by the supreme court, as in case of contest for judicial office.

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