With Louisiana way’ on full display at Judge Thomas Porteous’ trial and the news that the Initial federal court hearing in BP oil spill is this afternoon, I’ve given some thought to what Judge Barbier can do to make the “right way” the new “Louisiana way”:
1. Brown bag lunch versus “the Louisiana way”:
“Marcotte, his sister and associate Lori, and several former employees of Bail Bonds Unlimited testified that they treated Porteous to many meals…”
2. Carpool with other judges or take a taxi versus “the Louisiana way”:
“BBU employees would pick up his car from the courthouse, have it detailed or have the oil changed for free, then drop it off…”
3. Install brick or metal fencing versus “the Louisiana way”:
“Two [BBU] employees spent several days rebuilding a damaged wooden fence…”
4. Eat more beef versus “the Louisiana way”:
“Holiday turkeys counted as currency in this universe…”
5. BYOC as in “Bake your own cakes and cookies” versus “the Louisiana way”:
“but more commonly…[the currency]…was dessert, specifically doberge cakes…”
Barbier was likely too busy for even a brown-bag lunch today: Continue reading “Judge Barbier can lead a “new Louisiana way”…”
Following the brief overview of Senate Prepares for Trial of Federal Judge from Law.com via the ABA Law Journal, you will find the Porteous’ Motion for Authority to Issue or, Alternatively, Assistance in Issuing, Deposition Subpoenas and Request for Expedited Consideration that I posted on Scribd after receiving a copy from Sop.
One of the nation’s least used courts is opening for business.
Next week, a special U.S. Senate committee is scheduled to begin the impeachment trial of G. Thomas Porteous Jr. The rarely held proceeding will determine the future of the New Orleans federal district judge who is accused of decades of corruption, including an alleged kickback scheme with a law firm…
The case against Porteous was more than two years in the making, delayed by the impeachment of another judge and by client conflicts among the lawyers. It will present some unusual questions for the senators who serve as judges and jurors, including whether a judge can be removed for conduct that occurred before he took the bench…
Lawyers for Porteous, 63, say he’s done nothing that would justify his removal from office. The allegations are either exaggerated or taken out of context, they argue. They also say that Porteous intends to retire next year. He would get no pension if the Senate removes him.
Continue reading “No music but here’s Porteous’ Motion listing those he wants available to sing for the Senate”