December 27, 2002

Running for Judge can be Expensive

The two canidates running for a seat in the 22nd JDC spent over $600,000, collectively, on their campaigns according to theTimes Picayune. Judge Patrica Hedges, the incumbent, beat challenger Chris Aubert of Covington.

Campaign Finance Reports can be viewed at the State Ethics Board website, when it is back up and running.

Posted by AJR at 08:41 AM

December 26, 2002

New Judges to be Sworn In

"Fourth District Court Judge D. Milton Moore III will take the oath of office for Louisiana's 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal at 4 p.m. today in Courtroom 2 at the Ouachita Parish Courthouse, 301 S. Grand St., Monroe," reports the News Star. Other judges to be sworn in include:

-Jay McCallum in the Third District Court

-Wendell Manning in the Fourth District Court

-Daryl Blue as Monroe City Judge

Posted by AJR at 09:31 AM

December 17, 2002

Death of "Living Legend" Mourned

Senior United States District Judge Richard Putnman, Sr., a JFK appointee, died early Monday in Abbeville. Judge Putnam had been a member of the federal bench for more than forty years and was "perhaps best remembered as the man who ordered the desegregation of Lafayette Parish schools in the turbulent 1960s. Services are planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Abbeville.

Posted by AJR at 07:46 AM