Monday, September 23, 2019

District Attorney Candidate in Jail

A Clarke County District Attorney candidate got himself in a little bit of trouble.


Anonymous said...

I will never understand this website's personal vendetta with all things Clarke County.

Anonymous said...


Clarke County isn't large or interesting enough to warrant a vendetta. And yes, I am from there. I have property there and more family remains there than I could possibly count.

Anonymous said...

Everybody enjoys seeing a lawyer in an orange jumpsuit. However doesn't it take notice and opportunity to be heard before being jailed for criminal contempt?

Maybe such was had here. Maybe the judge is exactly right. Maybe the guy deserves it. I dunno but with no more evidence than is obvious I gotta wonder about the setup. Particularly when the contemner is running for office.

I wish the Mississippi Bar did a better job of policing itself and that the Chancellor here used a little more restraint.

Details, give us more details.

I'm inclined to bet it's some kind of screwed up deal.

Anonymous said...

I think when it involves attorneys, something is always screwed up.

Anonymous said...

Vendetta. Abuse of judicial office.

Anonymous said...

Chancellor Primeaux is a very-highly-respected judge. His law blog is frequently consulted by practicing attorneys, as well as other chancellors. He is not a wild-cowboy type, and he's nobody's political shill. I'm willing to bet this guy earned that order, and that it will withstand appeal, if that's where it goes.

Folks, it ain't always about influence and politics.

To 5:09, if "it" wasn't screwed up already, there would be no need for attorneys to get involved, and no one to pay their fees.

Anonymous said...

^^^ 509

otisfyfe said...

4:40 - What makes you think he is allowed an 'opportunity to be heard'?

Anonymous said...

A little more detail:

Anonymous said...

What's so hard to understand?

He was late and pissed off the judge.

Just be on time. Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

"doesn't it take notice and opportunity to be heard before being jailed for criminal contempt?"

He had a notice telling him when to show up for his opportunity. He didn't show up.

Anonymous said...


What? A silly little concept called "due process."

We don't have princes and potentates here where "off with his head" really means something.

If you Google the judge's name you will get that he indeed gave the guy notice and opportunity to be heard. Typically I think the procedure involves a show-cause order where the contemner must show why he is not in contempt. I think that's what happened here. That's why.

Again I don't care who this guy puts in jail or why. Anybody who lives down there deserves what he gets -- I don't even like driving through -- and anybody who takes a fee from a mentally disabled client and then looks to get out of the case likewise deserves what he gets. I was just hoping for a little judicial restraint and lawyer self-policing in the hope that the entire bar does not look like a bunch of inbred halfwits.

Obviously I'd hoped for too much.

Anonymous said...

I was in the Courtroom when this Order was entered. This Judge has the highest degree of integrity and cannot be manipulated either by politics or anything else. He protected the interests of a mentally compromised litigant and held a Lawyer to the obligation the Lawyer swore to uphold. This is an example of the Courts 'self-policing' Attorneys.

Most of us work hard to improve the image of our Profession. I understand it is fun to make light of the legal profession as many make light of Law Enforcement. I hope one day this improves. I also hope that nobody finds their loved ones in need of a either a Lawyer or a Police Officer. I take solace in the fact that when this happens, in the vast majority of situations, you'll be protected by a Professional.

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