Judge takes transparency to a new level (it’s not Martin Feldman)

“This internet is truly amazing…it’s a great medium to disseminate information.”

Judge Larry Primeaux, 12th Chancery Court District of Mississippi

As a general rule, “you have to be the news to make the news” applies to the decisions a judge makes in a significant case.  As Martin Feldman now knows, it’s even bigger news when the decision is subject to question and the Judge releases financial report, raising more questions as Rebecca Mowbray reported.

Mississippi Chancery Judge Larry Primeaux is an exception to the general rule.  Judge Primeaux has a blog.  He not only makes the news, he reports it!

You can read about the court’s procedures and guidelines here, and pick up useful information about recent cases and other developments that impact practice in our court.  You’ll find some food for thought, practice pointers,humor and some pure horse sense.

If you could see all the corrections the various court clerks enter on Pacer, you’d understand why a judge would want to make “the court’s procedures and guidelines” more user friendly – and, if you read any post on Judge Primeaux’s blog, you’ll also know that Mississippi has yet another another gifted writer! Continue reading “Judge takes transparency to a new level (it’s not Martin Feldman)”

Thank God for Arizona Part 3: Blaming the surge in drug violence on the Mexicans. God damn the pusher man (and his U.S. banker).

But now we live in debased times,
Sans punishment to fit our crimes
Our moral compass has got lost,
Or on the rubbish heap been tossed.
As in this cautionary tale of bankers,
Who came to look like social cankers.

You will all know the basic story,
In all its venal details, gory.
Of how a bunch of peerless clowns
Despite degrees – from Yale to Brown –
Behaved like schoolboys in the lab,
When teacher’s gone to smoke a fag……..

Their attitudes were so repulsive
The public backlash grew convulsive,
And dimly seeing that their wages
Just might be threatened by these rages,
Self-interest prompted some to say
“We’re sorry” – in a muted way. Continue reading “Thank God for Arizona Part 3: Blaming the surge in drug violence on the Mexicans. God damn the pusher man (and his U.S. banker).”

Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick, Jr.: A mantle of malfeasance Part II. A guest post by Whitmergate

Aside from the obvious and expected role of a District Attorney, to enforce the criminal laws of his Parish and State, that office is also charged in many instances with the obligation to seek and recover monetary restitution from any individual and/or any legal entity that has, in violation of parish or State law, profited from their wrongful conduct by way of a civil lawsuit.

As it concerns public officials, elected or appointed, DA Connick has failed to investigate, indict, prosecute or convict any officials suspected or known to have broken the laws of Jefferson Parish or the State of Louisiana. The fact is, DA Connick’s intentional refusal and/or gross negligence by not bringing any of these individuals to justice has resulted in unjust economic gains to these same miscreants at the prejudice of the taxpayers who have a right to honest services from their public officials, including HIM! To put it another way, we, the citizen/taxpayer, deserve to receive what we paid for, expecting public officials to do the right thing; not what these officials believe they deserve by covering up for each other and distributing our tax dollars to benefit themselves, family, friends and cronies as they deem fit.

There are also provisions under our laws that provide for both civil and criminal penalties in addition to any recovery. This too is ours, the taxpayers’ just reward for the punishment of these wrongdoers.

Mr. Connick is most certainly guilty of malfeasance, and most probably misprision of a felony. I will in a subsequent post detail a litany of wrongdoing by individuals seemingly protected by DA Connick, including Council members and contract/personal service campaign contributors. For the moment however, there is no other person than former Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson, whose conduct while in office provides undeniable credibility to my belief that Mr. Connick has failed us; he has betrayed his oath of office. Continue reading “Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick, Jr.: A mantle of malfeasance Part II. A guest post by Whitmergate”

Potsdam Conference: A guest post from Unslabbed

As the dates of qualifying to run for Jefferson Parish President draw near (July 7, 8 & 9), one cannot help wondering if the strained relationships between and among the super-powers have resulted in a Potsdam Conference.

As history has it relations between Truman, Churchill & Stalin had grown increasingly strained toward the end of WWII and at the Potsdam Conference (July 17-Aug 2, 1945) they divided up Germany into occupation zones & planned for the Nuremberg trials. Potsdam was the final meeting between the Big Three powers under the pretense of a wartime alliance.

Anyone else getting that feeling here in Jefferson Parish that the Parish being divided up by the powers-that-be into zones for occupation even as we brace for federal indictments and more resignations?

Remember, if you fail to remember history you are doomed to repeat it. Continue reading “Potsdam Conference: A guest post from Unslabbed”