The fight is on to replace Kitty Kimball as Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court

And what a fight it is folks as associate justices Bernette Johnson, Jeanette Knoll, and Stephen Victory are in a full fledged donnybrook as to who should be the boss after Kimball retires.  Click the pic to get the one page pdf:

Thursday Music: Dedicated to Roger, Sharon, Billy Wayne and Donald Ray

Guys when one of the people you can give the FBI squeals, you’ll truly enter the house of pain.  I do not know who has been blowing smoke up your collective asses but ask Mark St Pierre how well covering for Ray Ray the Chocolate Guy went for him.

Folks, Slabbed will be covering some hometown news soon as the very open secret that the FBI has been crawling all over the new Hancock County Government Annex and putting the squeeze on certain sitting local politicians will be bearing journalistic fruit.

Meantime Roger Ladner, his wife and two brothers, three families total, are fixing to be crushed covering for others. Michael Newsom has the skinny for the Sun Herald.


Jim Brown

Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Perdido Key, Florida


Those poor blokes on the U. S. Supreme Court are having a tough go of it in recent months. Several recent polls show that are large majority of Americans do not approve of the job they are doing, while three-quarters of those polled think the justices decisions are often influenced by their personal or political opinions. The Court’s standing with the public has taken a huge dip. Astoundingly, only one in eight Americans think that cases handed down by the Supremes are based on legal analysis. Columnists across the political spectrum continue to hold the Court in low esteem.

Typical are comments by Maureen Dowd in The New York Times: “This Court, cosseted behind white marble pillars, out of reach of TV, accountable to no one once it gives the last word, is well on its way to becoming one of the most divisive in modern American history. It has squandered even the semi-illusion that it is the unbiased, honest guardian of the Constitution. It is run by hacks dressed up in black robes.”

The seedlings of high court distrust were sown twelve years ago with the “Off the Wall” ruling of Bush v Gore. States rights and the 14th amendment were thrown under the bus as the Court ripped away a legal challenge from the Florida Supreme Court in a procedure never before undertaken. The decision basically said that the U.S. Supreme Court will ignore all past decisions, disregard the Constitution regarding the separation of powers, hand the election to the loser, but make it absolutely clear that the decision would set absolutely no precedent in future decisions. Republicans would have been justifiably outraged if the same ruling had come down under similar circumstances on behalf of Al Gore, and they would have certainly called for impeaching those judges who completely disregarded the constitution. Continue reading “Jim Brown”