Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature
Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

The  chamber of Martin Feldman, the US District Judge in New Orleans, who overruled the very controversial six-month moratorium overturning the ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill has released a statement that refers to his prior ownership of Exxon stock.

"The judge was told by his broker that the stock was sold at the opening of the market in New York on Tuesday, June 22nd and several hours before the Court made its decision.

He only learned about his stock ownership at 9:45 pm Monday the 21st and because he remembered that Exxon,  who was not a party litigant in the moratorium case, nevertheless had one of the 33 rigs in the Gulf, the judge  instructed his broker  to sell Exxon and XTO as soon as  the market opened  the next morning.
The judge doesn’t know whether there was a profit or a loss on the sale."
Chamber of Judge Martin Feldman

Last week, Bayoubuzz published the  following column

Judge Faces Death Threats After BP Gulf Oil Drilling Moratorium Ruling

 

What began as an attempt for the long serving assessor of Jefferson Parish to resign early--allowing his successor to take office prior to 2012's re-assessment process--has exploded into a political chain-reaction that could impact the statewide race for Lt. Governor and change the landscape of the hotly contested Jefferson Parish President's contest.

Giants director of player development, Charles Way, has visited Chas Jones in the hospital and both coach Tom Coughlin and GM Jerry Reese have spoken to him by phone.

Though the injury occurred as Jones was ending a detour along street car tracks which has become an unfortunate driving hobby for New Orleans, the Giants have no cause to recover any of his signing bonus, because under the current labor law signing bonus money can be recovered only  if a player holds out, retires or violates the steroid policy.

Sean Payton almost was the first coach in the 44-year history of the Super Bowl to skip the morning-after news conference.

Payton's book "Home Team -- Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back to Life,."written with New Orleans native Ellis Henican, Newsweek columnist and Fox News channel analyst, details the near-miss.
Joe Horn, one of the Saints' all-time leading wide receivers and fan favorite, will retire as a Saints.  Saints GM Mickey Loomis made the announcement.

New York Giants rookie safety Chad Jones and former two-sporter at LSU, was involved in a serious auto accident early Friday morning. He suffered injuries that cast his football career in doubt.

The oily summer of 2010 has its first depression.  Tropical depression.

A tropical disturbance that  could cause problems in the BP oilg spilled-Gulf of Mexico is showing signs of increased organization.
Louisiana Governor Jindal, who has been a daily figure on national television and media due to BP Gulf Oil Spill has rearranged some of the administration furniture with some major changes.

On Friday, he announced that Ruth Johnson will serve as Secretary of the Department of Social Services (DSS) and Kristy Nichols will serve as the Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff.

New Orleans, Louisiana--Giants safety Chad Jones of LSU was listed in critical condition and in surgery as of 11:a.m. following a serious auto accident'.  He suffered a broken leg with "arteries and nerves exposed."

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