LA moves to regulate judicial conduct

BATON ROUGE — Prompted by the recent passage of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s ethics initiatives, the Louisiana Supreme Court on Wednesday adopted a financial disclosure provision for state judges and justices of the peace and their spouses similar to the laws approved for legislators and other public officials. Continue reading “LA moves to regulate judicial conduct”

Breaking News – Siegelman Released on Appeal

Former Alabama Governor Siegelman – lead from the courtroom in shackles – has been released from prison pending the outcome of his appeal. Mississippi lawyer Hiram Eastland, Jr., of Greenwood wrote the brief that won his release. Actual release will take place later today – no later than in the morning – according to Eastland.

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Pleas and fleas keep you scratching

Those speculating about pleas to come from USA v Moultrie and comparing the case to USA v Scruggs may find this perspective on pleading guilty of interest.

Some folks had an itch about Scruggs that they used his indictment to scratch. If there are any fleas on Musgrove, chances are there’ll be a lot more scratching in USA v Moultrie.

Given their history of covering the beef plant failure and tax payer loss, the Clarion-Ledger is certain to keep a focus on these latest developments – Salter alone has three blog posts going.