NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court and the Louisiana District Judges Association recently appointed 24th Judicial Court Judge John Molaison Jr. and Sibal S. Holt, former president of the Louisiana American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), to the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana.
The Judiciary Commission of Louisiana, a nine-member commission that looks into accusations of judicial misconduct, has the power to recommend that the supreme court take disciplinary measures against judges. Molaison and Holt will serve four-year terms.
Before the Louisiana Supreme Court appointed Molaison, who graduated from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1986, he worked in the Jefferson Parrish District Attorney’s Office from 1986 to 2007, when he began serving as a judge in the 24th Judicial Court. Currently, Molaison is the president of the Louisiana District Judges Association.
Holt, who was the first African American woman elected to head a state labor federation, has served as a member of the Louisiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Board and Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation.
After retiring as president of the Louisiana AFL-CIO, she started S. Holt Construction Co. LLC. and is also a co-owner of the We Care Residential Therapeutic Home, which houses young men with behavioral issues and limited cognitive abilities. The Louisiana District Judges Association tapped her to be the judiciary commission’s citizen member.