The Kentucky Supreme Court has set oral arguments for next month in the case of former Harlan County Circuit Judge Russell Alred who was found guilty of judicial misconduct last year and ordered removed from the bench.
Alred is asking the Supreme Court to allow him to resume his duties.
The Judicial Conduct Commission found Alred guilty of nine counts of judicial misconduct for using his office for political and personal gain.
Alred charged that the judicial panel had been duped into sanctioning him by people with a political agenda.
Justices scheduled the oral arguments for April 19.
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