I do not know what type of pollen hit the air late last week in South Mississippi but what ever it is has my sinuses in full rebellion. That part I can take but the meds just about make it impossible to coherently write anything substantive.
That said here are a couple of links:
Saturday AROD emailed me inquiring if I knew Tom Freeland’s father passed away which I did not. On behalf of AROD and the Slabbed Nation I express our condolences on Mr Freeland’s passing.
Mississippi’s Tort Damages Cap has been overturned by Coahoma County Circuit Judge Charles Webster. I agree with the impact of this ruling but I strongly suspect our Chamber of Commerce owned State Supreme Court will see this issue differently. Why the taxpayers get stuck with the end result of corporate misdeeds is beyond me but this is the time in which we live.
There are reasons the justice system in NOLA is a money pit, the NOLA traffic court being a good example. It is a cesspool on so many levels folks. NOLA Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux rocks IMHO.
The Jefferson family downward spiral continues unabated. Our condolences to the family of Sandy Jefferson.
Last week Elton LaGasse made a pay-to-play ass of himself again. The T-P editorial board takes him to task for it today.
It’s official, every T-P Op-Ed columnist has now taken US Attorney Jim Letten to the woodshed over Sal Perricone’s online missives with James Gill chipping in yesterday. Three things I thought interesting was Gill’s mention of Henry Mencken aka Sal Perricone being subject of courthouse chatter before Perricone was outed which is dead on IMHO. Another is how he explained the exceptional lawyering Dominick Fazzio was getting from his new attorney Buddy Lemann. Last, Gill nails the fact the DoJ did not deny Jim Letten was told about Perricone’s online activities in response to Lemann’s accusation Letten was told about Perricone well before the scandal broke as speculation grows that Lemann’s mystery witness is Mike Magner, formerly of the US Attorney’s Office now in private practice with Jones Walker.
There are 2 conclusions that can be drawn from the cumulative reporting and punditry on Perricone and the various prosecutions he tainted including USA v Fazzio:
- Lemann has a golden opportunity to get Fazzio off the hook due to Perricone’ postings.
- Jim Letten is a short timer as US Attorney.
Finally Cindy Chang at the T-P hit a homer yesterday as she explained Louisiana’s leading role as the “World’s Prison Capital” as closely followed by Mississippi. Fixing social problems with “law and order” solutions is not only expensive, it leads society to some pretty dumb places.
Feel free to add any other links in comments. For those not reading the commentary on the Sneed family post from last week, Tom, Ashton, Jr and the other regulars are burning it up with “dirty deed” background. Great stuff guys!