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Supreme Court overturns order, restores D.A. Smith's duties

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill's order banning District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith from performing his duties.

After Smith was arrested and charged with helping criminals, Judge Weill issued the order banning him from his duties and from presenting a case to a grand jury seated in Judge Weill's court. 

Weill stated in his order that he is attempting to "protect the integrity of the judicial process."

Smith argued the order, saying that it denied him due process, and the Supreme Court ruled in his favor. 

RELATED: Court order bars Hinds DA from any Grand Jury proceedings

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