It also appears that Orleans Parish District Attorney Eddie Jordan hates white people! Maybe even more that George “Satan” Bush hates black people. Where is Kanye now? Anyways it seems that he’s been designated by legaleeze as a “Racist”! Mmmmn I love the taste of chocolate! Especially when that chocolate is holding us down, stepping on the throat of my white (and 1 mexican) brothers! See below…
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The New Orleans district attorney violated the civil rights of dozens of white employees when he fired them after taking office in 2003 and replaced them with black workers, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Without objection, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2005 jury verdict that, with interest, means Orleans Parish District Attorney Eddie Jordan’s office owes the ex-workers and their attorneys about $3.5 million.
In addition to rejecting all points of Jordan’s appeal, the panel also ordered U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. to set attorney fees to cover the appeal for the plaintiffs. Plaintiff attorney Clement Donelon estimated that would add another $80,000 to $100,000 to the judgment.
All of the fired employees, with the exception of one who was Hispanic, were white. Donelon said the jury found that 43 had been the victims of racial discrimination by Jordan, who is black, and awarded damages to 35 of them.
The decision by the 5th Circuit is “a complete victory,” Donelon said.
Dalton Savwoir, a spokesman for the district attorney, said Jordan was disappointed by the decision and planned to “seek other avenues through the appeal process.”
But Donelon said routes of further appeal would be limited. Jordan can ask the panel to rehear the case, ask the full 5th Circuit to hear his appeal or ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case.
Donelon said Jordan’s agency – and not the district attorney personally – would be liable for the judgment. Donelon said the agency does not have insurance that could pay the verdict. Property of the district attorney’s office – including the agency’s payroll – could be seized to cover the judgment, Donelon said.
“At the end of the road and the road is quickly running out, if he doesn’t pay, eventually the office’s assets can be seized,” Donelon said.
Jordan was U.S. attorney for the New Orleans-based Eastern District of Louisiana during the administration of President Clinton. His term included a conviction against former Gov. Edwin Edwards in 2000 for shaking down casino license holders.
But his first six-year term as district attorney has been plagued by problems. A few months after the discrimination verdict was returned, the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina flooded the courthouse and Jordan’s offices, paralyzing the criminal justice system for months.
Most recently, Jordan was roundly criticized after charges were dismissed in two high-profile murder cases, including the killings of five teenagers in June 2006 that led Gov. Kathleen Blanco to send in the National Guard and state police to help patrol the city.
Those cases were recently revived by grand jury indictments returned against two suspects.