Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nothing to see here, move along.

Nobody's lawsuit against the Mississippi Secretary of State, Attorney General, and Governor has generated no small amount of interest as Nobody seek to stop the state's investigation and possible prosecution of those who distributed anonymous flyers and mailers in Madison County for the August 4 elections.  However, here are some interesting coincidences about that pertain to Judge Carlton Reeves and the lawyer for Nobody.

Graham Carner is a solo practicioner whose office address is at 775 North Congress Street.  The building is owned by North Congress Properties, LLC.  Brad Pigott owns North Congress Properties, LLC.  The building is also the home of Mr. Pigott's law firm.  Brad Pigott and U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves were law partners until he assumed the bench in 2010.  Graham Carner is also married to the sister of Brandon Jones, Executive Director of the Democratic Trust.  Nothing like a Band of Brothers making Common Cause.  All virtuous men above reproach, of course. 


Anonymous said...

geeeez. that reeks...

Anonymous said...

What in the world does this mean? You are literally throwing a bunch of $hit at a wall and hoping that something sticks.

You skip between potential bias for landlord - tenant where the landlord is the former partner of the judge on the lawyer-tenant's case and the lawyer being married to the sister of the director of the MS Dem Trust.

I don't see how any of this adds up to anything at all.

Anonymous said...

I don't yet see that it "adds up to anything" either, but it's not a motion for recusal - it's a blog post. Facts are facts.

Anonymous said...

These "connections" are no worse than others that exist among practitioners before the federal bar here, or that exist/have existed in the counties of Hinds, Rankin, Madison, Lauderdale, the Coast counties, the Delta counties or anywhere else in Mississippi.

In a relatively small universe, these "relationships" alone don't amount to bias or favoritism without more.

Matt Eichelberger said...

What am I, chopped liver? I entered an appearance yesterday evening and NOTHING???

Seriously, I find it interesting that an "anonymous" blogger who thrives on anonymous comments would be opposed to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a statute that criminalizes anonymous political speech. But hey, man, it's all about who the personalities are, right?

Bill Dees said...

That's a stretch, KF, if you're suggesting some sort of impropriety.

Anonymous said...

That is a stretch Dees if you are suggesting that KF is suggesting some sort of impropriety.

Anonymous said...

It is just kind of silly. You could draw dots between almost every lawyer - judge - legislator - PAC director - in Mississippi, particularly when you are speaking of the Jackson area.

Obviously it's not a motion for recusal, but there is certainly innuendo of impropriety in the post.

I'd like to hold blog posts to at least some minimal standard.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to hold blog posts to at least some minimal standard.

A standard decided by whom? You, Anonymous?

Anonymous said...

"I'd like to hold blog posts to at least some minimal standard."

Be sure to post your classy blog's address here for all of us, so we can be improved by reading & commenting there.

Kingfish said...

No innuendo's, no nothing although on other local blogs I've seen authors go into histrionics over lesser connections. Since we are following this case, the relationships are mentioned is all, nothing more, nothing less.

All this effort just to probably take up for Greg Brand. Especially after what happened in Madison County last night.

David Frazier said...

KF, you may be reaching on this one. I have known Brandon and his family since he was just a little kid. Brandon has had the capacity throughout his life to be such a gentle young man that he seriously considered becoming a writer of children's stories and books before he decided to go into the arena of the law. Brandon's sister, and Graham's wife is one of the sweetest and kindest examples of Southern Womanhood that the State of Mississippi has to produced. I have met Graham on a couple of occasions. First impressions mean a lot to me. My limited meetings with him have conveyed to me the impression that he is a credit to the legal profession that he serves. Finally, as to Judge Reeves, I had the honor of facing him when he ran the civil division of the U.S. Attorney's Office. I found him to be conscientious and fair in the case he was handling against my client. At no time did he attempt to abuse the power of his position, even though it would have been easy for him to have done so.

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