Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Don't Rain On My Parade

A Justice of the Peace was suspended for 15 days without pay for issuing two arrest warrants for purported Mardi Gras parade float violations and setting high bonds to retaliate for attempting to enter a float that bore signs critical of the mayor of Simmesport, Louisiana.  Mayor Fontenot is known as Boo and the signs said "Recall Boo" and "No More Boo." The JOP is not a lawyer and had stipulated to the violation. A dissent suggests that the penalty is too lenient in light of a recent comparable case. (Mike Frisch)

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