Bullitt lawyer, master commissioner has health issues, faces discipline

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BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Bullitt County lawyer and former master commissioner faces discipline from the state Judicial Conduct Commission.

But John A. Schmidt, in his response to the state’s charges ( formal proceedings Schmidt), says medical tests show he is suffering from some mental issues that impact  his memory and other cognitive skills and should be placed on inactive status.

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He also says those issues make it impossible for him to address a possible criminal issue  raised in the complaints. And in another response, he says he didn’t actually violate judicial canons.

The Commission has not yet set a hearing or potential settlement of the case.