BREAKING: Porteous the pig is impeached and convicted (Updated and corrected)

The vote is going on as we speak.  All articles approved.

Here is the breaking story from the Times Picayune.

Folks we are all fixing to find out if Chuck Plattsmier and his ODC are really limp wristed nutless wonders or if they are serious about the judicial and legal misconduct revealed in this case from sleazy operators like Dick Chopin, Don Gardner, Tom Wilkinson and Joseph Mole.

Stay tuned folks.


22 thoughts on “BREAKING: Porteous the pig is impeached and convicted (Updated and corrected)”

  1. “On the third article, alleging that Porteous lied during his personal bankruptcy case, the Senate voted 88-8 for conviction, The chair and vice chair of the Senate Impeachment Committee — Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah — voted “no” on both the second and third articles of impeachment.”

    Not surprising out of Hatch, but McCaskill must have accidentally pressed the wrong button. This was probably the clearest (but not the most serious) grounds for impeachment.

    Am I having floaters, or is snow falling on the comments screen?

  2. Well the Times Picayune is deleted post as fast as they go up – apparently the censor is protecting all of the other sacred judges.

  3. The Members of “the SLABBED Nation” should be mindful of the fact that IT TOOK EIGHT (8) YEARS to get to the Senate vote this morning on four (4) articles of impeachment involving “G.T. Ortous”. What does this mean? Well, first it means that “judicial discipline” on the Federal Bench in Louisiana is virtually NON-EXISTENT (I can provide SOP and NOWDY with examples, supported by extrinsic evidence). It is my recollection that the Federal Fifth Circuit (through the judicial discipline “gatekeeper”, Chief Judge Edith Jones, wasn’t going to do much of anything to “G.T. Ortous” until the U.S. Department of Justice (which BOTCHED the confirmation process for “G.T. Ortous” in 1994) stepped in and said, “Hey, why don’t you discipline this guy in lieu of criminal indictments, which are prescribed?” The “spectacle” yesterday and today, indeed the entire “G.T. Ortous” saga, has brought disrepute on the Federal and State judiciary, on the Bar, on those who associated with “G.T. Ortous”, and upon every citizen who lives in this CESSPOOL of a State. I know of at least one Federal Judge whose conduct in the “Victims of KATRINA” litigation would make “G.T. Ortous” BLUSH. Ashton O’Dwyer.

  4. O.K., so and identify specific complaints of judicial misconduct about Stanwood R. Duval, Jr., who is a “brother judge” of “G. T. Ortous” on the Eastern District Bench. (1) Presiding over the “Victims of KATRINA” litigation, and failing to disclose his knowledge that his “close personal friend of long-standing”, plaintiffs’ lawyer Calvin Fayard, secretly represented the State of Louisiana, and tailoring his judicial decisions in the meantime to benefit Fayard and Fayard’s secret client, the State. (2) Ruling in favor of his “close personal friend of long-standing” Fayard in the insurance cases, in which he essentially held that “Never mind that you made the conscious decision not to purchase flood insurance, your homeowner’s policy that contains a flood exclusion is ambiguous, so you can recover from your homeowner’s insurer for a ‘man-made’ flood.” This decision, had it been reversed, would have cost the insurance industry $40 to $50 BILLION. (3) Failure to disclose, either to the Federal Government or to the Public, trips which Fayard financed for Duval to the Resort Island of Nantucket, Massachusetts and to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Duval was accompanied to Nantucket by his “wife-to-be” and law clerk. He was accompanied to Tuscaloosa by his wife/law clerk and by his “other” law clerk at the time, Fayard’s daughter. Although this trip, which occurred in November 2005, was reported on Duval’s 2007 financial reporting form allegedly due to “inadvertence”, no information was ever disclosed regarding the wife/law clerk or the other law clerk. The reported “value” of the trip, initially reported at $4,000 has “disappeared” from the “Judicial Watch” web-site. (4) Engaging in prohibited ex parte communications about the organization and management of the “Victims of KATRINA” litigation during the Tuscaloosa trip. (5) Obstructing the orderly administration of justice in the “forced place” insurance cases in February and March 2007, after discovering that Duval’s son-in-law’s (then and now an Assistant U. S. Attorney) former law firm represented certain insurers, which would have required Duval’s recusal by Federal statute. Whatever Duval did, other than recuse himself, was aided and abetted by his wife/law clerk, by Calvin Fayard, by Plaintiffs’ Lisason Counsel, and by Duval’s son-in-law, a U.S. Attorney who works for Letten. (6) Employing his wife as his law clerk for a term of years, in violation of Federal “no nepotism” statutes. (7) Ruling the the corrupt and fraudulent settlement with the levee boards is “fair and reasonable” when it isn’t, and is calculated to benefit ONLY politically-connected plaintiffs’ lawyers, including Duval’s “close personal friend of long-standing” Calvin Fayard and Fayard’s cronies. (8) Behaving as a “rock star” in his dealings with Fayard during the “Victims of KATRINA” litigation (which is reprehensible on its face) by accepting numerous social gratuities from Fayard during the course of the litigation. (9) Changing, on his financial reporting forms, the listing of “gratuities” to “reimbursements”, making it impossible for readers of the forms to determine the value of things received by Duval and/or his wife/law clerk. Obviously, the most important misconduct by Duval occurred by virtue of his knowledge of Fayard’s “secret” representation of the State and ruling to benefit Fayard and the State, without disclosure that Fayard represented the State, or that he knew Fayard represented the State. For all of the “low life” things that “G.T. Ortous” did, NOTHING MATCHES WHAT DUVAL-DALEY-FAYARD DID. Ashton O’Dwyer.

  5. Ashton:

    What’s the name of the federal judge who origionally had the second-filed Katrina case that ultimately became the lead case?

    From the plaintiff’s perspective, if you could have “picked” your judge to handle this potential multi-billion dollar payday, which judge would have received the most votes amongst plaintiff counsel?

    Didn’t the second-filed judge recuse himself from the litigation on the alleged basis that his family would have been potential class members (just like practically every judge in the Eastern District, including the presiding judge)?

    Isn’t it more likely the second-filed judge recused himself because he was under federal investigation for IRS problems, and any man on the street could reasonably see a conflict with that judge sitting on a case where the federal government was a defendant potentially on the hook for billions?

    Maybe the majority didn’t know this judge had that conflict when they voted.

  6. To NAAS: The Judge to whom the “first-filed” but “higher number” (05-4182) was assigned was none other than “G.T. Ortous”. My case, second filed but lower number (05-4181 – I don’t know how that happened, but I had NOTHING to do with it) was assigned to Duval. Fayard and Duval KNEW, as I did, that “G.T. Ortous” could NEVER keep the KATRINA cases because of his “troubles” with the Federal Government, and that he would have to recuse himself. This is what led to Fayard taking Duval, and Duval’s wife/law clerk, and Duval’s “other” law clerk, who just happened to be Fayard’s daughter, to Tuscaloosa in November 2005, for a little “face-time” to discuss the organization and management of the KATRINA litigation, which Duval and Fayard KNEW would wind up before Duval once “G.T. Ortous” recused himself, which he did. Ashton O’Dwyer.

  7. Yes, SOP. It was randomly assigned by “Intake” (I believe “Diane”), which was temporarily sitting in Baton Rouge. I didn’t get the Civil Action Number until later in the day, by telephone. There’s an omission in a prior Comment. The sentence addressing Duval-Daley-Fayard’s insurance decision should read, “This decision, had it NOT been reversed…” And this leads to an additional allegation of misconduct: I don’t know exactly what he did, and what members of the Bar and of the judiciary he “hoodwinked”, but hoodwink he did in order to get ALL of the KATRINA insurance cases in the Eastern District before him, so he could bestow great benefit on: GUESS WHO? That’s right, his close personal friend of long-standing, Calvin Fayard, who he named “Plaintiffs’ Liason Counsel” for the Insurance cases. I aver that this took more than a little maneuvering on the part of Duval-Daley-Fayard. Ashton O’Dwyer.

  8. After the revealing Congressional testimony of certain local attorneys the question now is will Chuck Plattsmeir and the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Council and Supreme Court remove the Louisiana law licenses of: (1) pOrkeous; (2) pOrkeous’ bankruptcy attorney, Claude Lightfoot; (3) Uncle Don Gardner; (4) Dick Chopin; and finally ” the facilitator” himself (5) Tom Wilkinson. If not ,we will be endorsing them and new ones like them to continue the same old same old “Gretna Mentality” in our legal system ( really an oxymoron phrase) .

  9. There are actually “bigger” issues than Claude Lightfoot, Don Gardner, Joseph Mole and Richard Chopin. Let’s focus on Plattsmier , who is “Titty Thimble’s” PIMP, and on the Thimble herself. These two individuals are CRIMINALS. They unleashed the Louisiana State Police and other “goons” from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections against me on 9/20/05 for “nothing”, and they remain UNPUNISHED. The Louisiana Judiciary Commission DID NOTHING to the Thimble. Indeed, they did not even investigate my allegations. I was summarily suspended from the practice of law in Louisiana by the Louisiana Supreme Court for some “bullshit” reason like: “He is a clear and present danger to the safety of the public”. The papers were served on me by two “stooges” from Plattsmier’s office while I languished in “The Windsor Court St. Bernard” in solitary confinement in February 2010. So “G.T. Ortous” has his law license (presumably). Lightfoot, Gardner, Mole and Chopin have theirs. Plattsmier the PIMP and the Thimble continue to draw State salaries, and have not been put behind bars where they belong. But I have been emasculated because I deigned to call a spade a spade. Let’s go after Lightfoot, Gardner, Mole and Chopin AFTER we BURY Plattsmier and Titty Thimble, who are BIGGER CRIMINALS. Ashton O’Dwyer

    1. When we found out Arthur Lawson’s son passed we called a cease fire and expressed our condolences.

      To the extent Chief Justice Kimball has suffered the permanent impacts from the stroke she suffered, I would highly encourage you to leave her out of your comments. I understand you feel aggrieved but in this instance discretion is the better part of valor my friend.

      Feel free to continue ignoring this free advice I give if that is your desire.


  10. And as you know from our “private” E-mails, I had no idea that she was still suffering the effects of the stroke. The “Times-Pick-Your-Nose” last reported that she was returning to work, which I interpreted as meaning that she was back to 100% physically and mentally. I will honor your wishes, as an owner of SLABBED, to cease and desist Comments about an invalid, notwithstanding the fact that I have a lot to say about her, given the proper BLOG. Ashton O’Dwyer.

    1. Don’t do it for me Ashton, do it for you. I can vouch for the fact Ashton relied on the NYT regarding Justice Kimball’s status which is technically accurate as she is back at work. In respects it is amazing she survived so it should come as no surprised that she still suffers some of the impacts of the stroke. Being back ont he bench is a testiment to the lady’s will and tenacity. We continue to wish her Godspeed in her recovery.


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