Levee lawyer dealing with breech of a different kind

Over at the Ladder, you’ll find a new twist in the lawsuit of news anchor Norman Robinson and others against the Army Corp of Engineers – it seems the lead attorney L.A. lawyer Pierce O’Donnel is facing indictment over contributions to the Edwards campaign but not the current one. The charges date from contributions made in 2003.

In looking for background on the lawsuit itself, I found and figured out [at last!] how to link this memory refreshing video – take a look and then read more about the case.
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If you, too, thought Louisiana courts had decided the case against the Corps could not move forward, you may also be surprised to learn there have been at least two big class action suits filed against the Corps. Here’s some background from a NYT story about one dismissed with this Order issued by the Federal Judge who is also hearing the Robinson case.

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Hot as hell but a lot more fun – the Neshoba County Fair

It’s a bi-partisan political party held in a hillbilly version of Seaside – seven miles south of Philadelphia, according to the story in today’s Clarion Ledger.

One of the last campground fairs in America, the Neshoba County Fair is one of Mississippi’s most unique and storied cultural events. It features the only licensed racetrack in Mississippi and for 10 days each year the fairgrounds becomes a city with more than 10,000 residents complete with police and fire protection, emergency medical services, water and sewer systems and a program of country, gospel and rock entertainment that draws fans from across the state.

The Fair was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

For visitors, there is the novelty of the campground fair, but for residents, it is a renewal of a more than century-long tradition of families gathering for fellowship, food and fun.

Founder’s Square is the place to be on Wednesday and Thursday. Insurance Commission Chaney, the Governor and Senator Cochran will be there along with a host of others – including Attorney General Hood, Senator Wicker and Senate candidate Musgrove. Click here for the speaking schedule. Continue reading “Hot as hell but a lot more fun – the Neshoba County Fair”