Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Judge Dan Jordan recuses himself from NAACP v Barbour; Judge Carlton Reeves new judge

Kingfish over at Jackson Jambalaya broke the news this morning that Judge Dan Jordan has recused himself from the legislative redistricting lawsuit. Judge Carlton Reeves, a recent Obama appointee, has been assigned to replace him.

I'm out of town, so I haven't seen the order. My guess is that Jordan recused due to the involvement of his old firm, Butler Snow, as counsel to the House during the creation of the House map.


newmagnolia said...

This is the alleged conflict the right wing bloggers are howling about . I dont see NAACP,The Democratic Party or legislative redistricting anywhere near the opinion.

newmagnolia said...

also blogospere( majority in mississippi) found newly minted Judge Reeves swearing in officers of the Hinds County chapter of the NAACP as basis for recusal. I dont believe that cuts it.