Thursday, August 6, 2009

NMC: "A real disaster"

NMC's criticism of Judge Green's order

NMC makes it quite clear he does not like Judge Green's order requiring the attorneys in the Irby case to file all motions with her first as she will decide what appears in the public file with the Circuit Clerk:
"This inverts the normal rule– a lawyer files a motion and it’s public record unless the Court is asked to seal it. What is going on here?
Are we about to see cases in which the
presumption is that proceedings are under seal unless the court rules otherwise? With a supine press verging on bankruptcy, this is terrible, terrible news.
There’s Karen Irby news in Kingfish’s post. But this ruling from Judge Green is a real disasster for public scrutiny of government


Anonymous said...

So right NMC - A complete meltdown of transparency; a disaster and travesty.

Anonymous said...


Who the heck is that and why do we care what he thinks?

Anonymous said...

/\/\ Thinks Alan Lange is some political pundit God /\/\

Anonymous said...

What are NMCs legal credentials? Law Review? Membership in a legal professional group to which one must be invited to join by one's peers in recognition of one's legal skill and scholarship? Graduate of a top law school? Senior partner in a major law firm? "A" rating in Matindale Hubbell?

Anonymous said...

5:51, you must have a small package. I've never seen someone who gets so pissed at others who are legit. Sorry things haven't worked out for you.

Anonymous said...

Actually the small package team plays downtown. Check out the chicks they dig.

Anonymous said...

Actually the small package team plays downtown. Check out the chicks they dig.

Touche. That is why they are downtown. It is a small package colony.

Anonymous said...

Gaining big ground there, Small Package. Big Ground. Funny no one ever agrees with you.

Anonymous said...

Now that y'all have gotten the package comparisons out of your system leaving the ladies to wonder if you know how to use use the contents and if they are wrapped well( and strongly suspecting neither is applicable), will someone please translate this into English?
Is a " normal rule" a local custom or accepted legal procedure?
Is NMC a well respected legal mind or the bail bondsman's BFF?
Not all legal opinions are of equal weight...some of us know you legal beagles can argue over the ...well... the size of "packages" and who's sporting the hottest babe( without regard to whether or not she's brain dead or nuts even after a few stellar examples of both on this site)!

Anonymous said...

NMC is short for North Ms Commentor. Those who have been following all of the Scruggs bribery stuff know him well. He is an Atty in Oxford. He was posting on a website that's now defunct and has his own website now. Legal issues are one of the things he covers. And he does a good job.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 10:11! Now I can at least chase the " who " down.

It doesn't answer the question of common state practice vs commonly recognized legal procedure in regards to trial motions, however.

Since for many years attorneys in MS weren't required to pass a Bar exam to practice if they went to Ole Miss and many judges were Ole Miss grads, I'm not necessarily impressed with the " it's how we've always done it" argument.

Some of us are interested in the local legal gamesmanship only in how it affects JUSTICE. If there are peculiarities to our courts that impede justice, we need to know it.

Is what Judge Green has done, done elsewhere as an effort to control the court in such a way as to ensure justice to make pre-trial public opinion gamesmanship harder or has she acted without any legal raison d'etre that has far reaching adverse potential to our JUSTICE system?

If someone had reminded Scruggs that winning the GAME really ISN'T everything, he might be at home with his reputation in tact and the public might not have lost even more confidence in the justice system! Confidence in the justice system just MIGHT be important to our Nation!

Anonymous said...

Here, here 10:43! I don't think Judge Green's actions are in any way a disquise to thwart public interest, open records, open government or the judical system. Seems to me that Ms. Binder and cohorts are extremely smart and if they wish to go around the Judges wishes to keep this trial moving with integrity for all concerned, she'll just find a way to send Kingfish all the sordid details to inform us of the 'real truth.' Kingfish is the best journalist in town and probably more read/watched than all the organized media outlets in Central Mississippi regarding this case and a few others!

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes on KF...just want him to remember that he has "new" fans who don't know the abbreviations from the past blogs :-)

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