It’s not over until it’s over but van Heerden will be reinstated under a Temporary Restraining Order issued at 10:10p.m. last night by Federal District Judge James J. Brady, Middle District Louisiana:
Upon consideration of the Motion for Temporary Restraining Order, the record of this proceeding, the Verification and Affidavit of Irreparable Harm, the law, the evidence adduced, and in order to create a state of affairs in which effective relief can be awarded to either party;
IT IS ORDERED that a Temporary Restraining Order be and is hereby entered directed to the Defendant, Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, prohibiting said Defendant from terminating and/or otherwise terminating Plaintiff’s employment, ordering the immediate and temporary reinstatement of Dr. van Heerden to his position in the faculty ranks of LSU and, further enjoining this Defendant, its agents, employees, and assigns from infringing upon Petitioner’s rights under the United States and Louisiana Constitution and under Federal law, and harassing or retaliating against Petitioner, until further order of this Court at the conclusion of this hearing.
I just got in from Jackson and received the news. Either Nowdy or I will be back to update this post with more specifics. Magistrate Hays exhibited a quality of mercy that was not anticipated here at Slabbed and in doing so well served the cause of justice IMHO.
We all have priorities. Right? Consequently, we all know how frustrating it is to have something more urgent pop-up and move to the top of the list. Right. Instead of boring you with a whine about what popped-up that caused me to miss this column at the first of the week, I’ll adjust my priorities and move straight to Steve Theriot’s lawsuit? LOL: Drew Broach:
Steve Theriot, IMHO, must be the ultimate multi-tasker.
My big-girl blogging panties fit just fine and I’m more than comfortable suggesting TheRiot’s wedgie wouldn’t dig in so deep on a smaller a$$ that only assigns honorable duties to those “rank and file employees” who have the ability to do whatever work they come to do each day.
Since taking the oath of office as interim Jefferson Parish president on Jan. 13, I have taken very seriously the task of dealing with the many issues facing Jefferson Parish. As columnist Jarvis DeBerry put it, I put on my “big-boy pants,” use my multitasker skills and deal with the many issues that require my attention on a daily basis. Continue reading “TheRiot got a wedgie writing letter to editor in big boy pants!”
Only the Senator whose brain is you-know-where could come up with such a bone-headed plan!
Saying that he has received commitments from the Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with long-delayed Louisiana flood-control projects, Sen. David Vitter, R-La., agreed Wednesday to drop his hold that has blocked a Senate vote on the promotion of Army Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh to major general.
Drawing a line in the sand, those dots connect to David Vitter’s grandstand. Could the Senator have been borrowing trouble and buying time for his big oil contributors – just enough time for BP oil to reach land?
For those thinking that idiot thugs in government only live in Jefferson Parish I offer Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett and his very ill advised use of his prosecutorial powers in a brazen attempt to silence his critics. The Times Picayune picked up the AP story
An American Civil Liberties Union lawyer said Thursday his organization is helping two anonymous Twitter users fight an effort by prosecutors to unmask them after they tweeted criticism of a Pennsylvania attorney general who is running for governor. Continue reading “First there was Me. Now comes Mini-Me”