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Judge Gets Threats After Lifting Drill Ban

Part news report, part opinion piece, from Louisiana’s Bayou Buzz:

Judge Faces Death Threats After BP Gulf Oil Drilling Moratorium Ruling

By Jeff Crouere

Thursday, 24 June 2010

New Orleans–While many Americans undoubtedly agree with the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman to overturn the Obama administration’s moratorium on deep water drilling, not everyone is happy. In fact, the Judge is now receiving death threats in the aftermath of his bold ruling.

Last night, Feldman served as a celebrity judge at a cooking contest at a school gymnasium in Uptown New Orleans. Due to the threats, Feldman was accompanied by a federal marshal security team

Another entry in the annals of the book of liberal tolerance.

By the way, where is Bill Clinton’s outrage at these threats of violence and those who whipped them up?

Right after he issued the ruling, Feldman came under attack as a tool of the oil industry. Media outlets reporters noted that the Judge held stock in oil and gas companies and implied that his decision was based on his own personal financial considerations…

Much of the sensational reporting on Feldman’s investments was based on outdated information. The Judge was blasted for owning stock in Transocean, Ltd and Halliburton, two of the major companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Feldman owned those stocks in 2008; however, he sold those shares long before issuing his ruling this week. In fact, this updated information will be released in the next report on his stock holdings.

If Feldman held financial interests in any of companies involved in the lawsuit or the Deepwater Horizon rig, he would not have been allowed the take the case. The 5th District Court uses a sophisticated computer system to check whether judges have a conflict of interest in any legal proceeding. This system automatically determines whether a judge needs to be recused from a particular case. In this lawsuit, Feldman was allowed to take the case because he did not own any stock related to the parties involved

Funny how we only hear such minor details in local reports. Never from our mainstream media watchdogs.

For record, Mr. Crouere is the host of a Louisiana based program which airs on the local PBS station.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 25th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Judge Gets Threats After Lifting Drill Ban”

  1. proreason says:


  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    We will not (of course) see this story repeated ad nauseum as when the Democrats received “threats” after going against the voters with health care.

  3. canary says:

    Did they track down the threats are coming from the white house or the SEIU?

  4. Chuckk says:

    I thought it was the Tea Party that was violent.

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