Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Judge Jordan recuses himself

Judge Dan Jordan, III recused himself this morning from the NAACP's redistricting lawsuit against the state of Mississippi and various state officials. The case has been reassigned to Judge Carleton Reeves, former President of the Magnolia Bar.


Anonymous said...

Is there a reason why C. Reeves should recuse himself as well ?

Anonymous said...

magnolia bar= naacp...

Kingfish said...

He presided over one of their ceremonies this year and has worked with them in the past.

Anonymous said...

CLOSE ties. imagine he will recuse too.

Anonymous said...

As former City Council President said, (paraphrasing) "We've been left out of the system for over 400 years-- Now we'll do what we have to do."-- this said when he was questioned as to why he sought to choose minority contractors rather than go by the lowest bidder rule.

Former Council President Louis Armstrong and his son Artie pled guilty to receiving a bribe from a strip-club owner in return for a favorable decision on zoning.
That's some system, huh?

This convicted felon, Louis Armstrong, has now been appointed Deputy Director-Office of Housing and Community Development.

Judge Jordan was wise to recuse himself, but the gavel was passed to Judge Reeves who should also pass on this.

Judging from certain actions in the past, I suspect most will act as Louis Armstrong said, "we'll do what we have to do."
Damn the torpedoes...

Anonymous said...

Armstrong was appointed as Deputy Director by Mayor Melton under than administration. He was reassigned to a different position with Human & Cultural Services under the current administration, homless programs I think.

just clarifyinh those facts, though it doesn't impact or justify his comments.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your clarification, 3:12.
I forgot to give a source:
"After the vote, Scott's president contacted City Council member Louis Armstrong to find out why the bid was rejected. An argument ensued, and Armstrong stated, "We have been left out of the process for 400 years, we're going to do what we have to do."

bill said...

Which NAACP redistricting lawsuit is this? I know they filed several on behalf of counties that sought to extend the state mandated filing deadline past March 1, but some of those have been combined and are being heard in Judge Guirola's court in the Southern District. Is this one applicable to legislative redistricting only? Bill Billingsley

Anonymous said...

FYI KF: Ms Dem party joined lawsuit.

28 USC § 455, Disqualification Of Justice, Judge, Or Magistrate Judge
(b)(1) He shall also disqualify himself in the following circumstances: Where he has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party, or personal knowledge of disputed evidentiary facts concerning the proceeding;
(b) (2) Where in private practice he served as lawyer in the matter in controversy, or a lawyer with whom he previously practiced law served during such association as a lawyer concerning the matter, or the judge or such lawyer has been a material witness concerning it;

28 USC § 455 (e) "No justice, judge, or magistrate judge shall accept from the parties to the proceeding a waiver of any ground for disqualification enumerated in subsection (b)."

From Picayune newspaper: "In 2001, Reeves helped represent Mississippi Democrats in court battles over congressional redistricting."

From Winston County Journal:"NAACP will also hold 27th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet. The Winston County Branch of the NAACP will host its 27th annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. The banquet will be held at the Winston County Shrine club on Hwy 15 South, Louisville. Guest speaker is the Honorable Justice James E. Graves, Jr. He is the only African American Supreme Court Judge serving in the state of Mississippi. The Freedom Fund Banquet is the NAACP's primary fund-raiser."

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