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Durham DA may lose job over feud with judge


DURHAM, NC (AP) - Durham County's district attorney is in a
fight for her job at a hearing deciding whether she should be
removed from office after accusing a senior judge of corruption.

A hearing set for Monday is to decide whether Durham District
Attorney Tracey Cline wrongly damaged the court system's reputation
for equal justice.

Cline has raised serious misconduct claims against Superior
Court Judge Orlando Hudson over the past three months, saying
Durham's senior judge is biased against her and should be removed
from all criminal cases.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports a
hearing to remove a district attorney has happened only once
before, after a white DA in New Hanover County used a racial slur
in a bar against a black man nearly two decades ago.

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