In April 2009, Jackson New Media, publisher of the Mississippi blog Y’all Politics, filed a Motion to Intervene in State Farm’s suit against Jim Hood, in his official capacity as Attorney General of the State of Mississippi. Three television stations joined Jackson New Media as plaintiffs in the case: WLBT (Jackson), WLOX (Biloxi) and WDAM (Hattiesburg), now collectively “New Media”.
According to the Motion, New Media had “no forum within which it may seek to protect its free press and free access rights…under the Constitution of the United States and Mississippi Constitution of 1890, and free access rights under the Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983”.
The public’s First Amendment right to access relevant court materials does not begin and end with State Farm v Hood. In fact, in the context of Katrina litigation, the case pales by comparison to the relevant court materials that have been sealed since the 29th of August, 2005, when Katrina blew apart homes and families, neighborhoods and communities…
Slabbed issues the following amber alert for Tinky Winky, a Teletubby last seen in New York City. Just before Tinky Winky was reported missing a tourist snapped this picture of him frolicking in Central Park.
The Sun Herald is also all over this story. Geoff Pender’s story on the missing persons report can be found here. The editorial board, rightfully concerned how this news will impact perceptions during this time of crisis, chips in with a quick opinion based upon a life is not a picnic in Central Park theme.
I have taken the liberty of making a collage which I embedded below the fold that I hope my fellow bloggers will distribute as the desperate search for Tinky Winky continues. Please help us find Tinky Winky!
The simple truth, when all is said and done, is that British Petroleum cannot pay for the damage it has done. No way in hell. This is my opinion, and I am not alone in suggesting it. BP has already lost one third of its value based just on the stock market. If the total costs exceed BP’s value, or even come close, liquidating the company could likely still not satisfy all the damage done. Especially if this oil continues for an extended period.
There is no denying that is it awfully risky to own BP ADRs these days.