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122. And get a different judge.
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  -Judge who overturned drilling moratorium holds stock in drilling companies Judi Lynn  Jun-22-10 02:18 PM   #0 
  - Well, well, well...  earthboundmisfit   Jun-22-10 02:19 PM   #1 
  - Well said. n/t  Judi Lynn   Jun-22-10 02:21 PM   #5 
  - so judge says, leave well enough alone so my stocks don't drop  wordpix   Jun-23-10 01:04 PM   #97 
     - "federal rules only require that judges report a range of values"  wordpix   Jun-23-10 01:17 PM   #104 
  - Wouldn't this be, you know, a conflict of interest?  Octafish   Jun-22-10 04:32 PM   #40 
  - Cute comment, and I see you used the poster boy for this... LOL n/t  activa8tr   Jun-22-10 05:51 PM   #45 
  - Too be a good citizen, politically correct and morally aloof...  Larry Ogg   Jun-23-10 11:22 AM   #84 
  - ..and that ain't just three holes in the ground....  BrklynLiberal   Jun-23-10 02:14 PM   #115 
  - Predictable.  yellerpup   Jun-22-10 02:20 PM   #2 
  - surprise, surprise, surprise....nt  Oceansaway   Jun-22-10 02:20 PM   #3 
  - Conflict of interest? No, couldn't be that...  sakabatou   Jun-22-10 02:21 PM   #4 
  - Not considered conflict of interest if Judge is republican.  mod mom   Jun-22-10 05:42 PM   #43 
  - Please tell me he can be impeached for this.  RandySF   Jun-22-10 02:23 PM   #6 
  - for what?  davidinalameda   Jun-22-10 02:46 PM   #20 
  - not a blind trust  barbtries   Jun-23-10 10:08 AM   #74 
  - You can't find evidence  atreides1   Jun-23-10 10:20 AM   #75 
  - Did I miss the sarcasm somewhere?  liberation   Jun-23-10 10:23 AM   #76 
  - uh, I own oil stocks, therefore I rule the oil corps' way---conflict of interest, pure and simple  wordpix   Jun-23-10 01:06 PM   #100 
  - That is so not the standard. "A judge must avoid even the appearance of Impropriety."  No Elephants   Jun-23-10 01:34 PM   #108 
  - self delted  AsahinaKimi   Jun-22-10 03:12 PM   #28 
  - Impeachment is probably--unfortuantely--still "off the table."  Vidar   Jun-23-10 09:59 AM   #71 
  - I am sick and tired of what is going on. Can't stand it. Such incredible bullshit!  NRaleighLiberal   Jun-22-10 02:23 PM   #7 
  - well said  barbtries   Jun-23-10 09:54 AM   #68 
  - Taking back implies that those who care ever "had it" to begin with...  liberation   Jun-23-10 10:25 AM   #77 
     - Wrong.  No Elephants   Jun-23-10 01:43 PM   #109 
  - So when the next "spill" happens,  spartan61   Jun-22-10 02:24 PM   #8 
  - Maybe whoever gives the go ahead for the drilling at least shares blame???  No Elephants   Jun-23-10 01:44 PM   #110 
  - Since Obama is appealing.....  DeSwiss   Jun-22-10 02:25 PM   #9 
  - Appeal?????? The Judge should be disbarred.  glinda   Jun-22-10 03:53 PM   #33 
     - No argument from me, I agree.  DeSwiss   Jun-22-10 04:25 PM   #37 
        - "Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"  siligut   Jun-23-10 11:41 AM   #86 
           - Neutralizing, maybe, Abe. (Or maybe you're just kidding yourself.)  No Elephants   Jun-23-10 02:27 PM   #120 
           - Yeah but....  DeSwiss   Jun-23-10 04:27 PM   #126 
  - Impeach his criminal ass.  aquart   Jun-22-10 02:25 PM   #10 
  - What's his record, if any, on previous oil industry cases?  Lone_Star_Dem   Jun-22-10 02:26 PM   #11 
  - Reagan Judge.  Skink   Jun-22-10 02:26 PM   #12 
  - Surprise, Surprise!  MineralMan   Jun-22-10 02:27 PM   #13 
  - From the no shit, Sherlock, file.....  Lugnut   Jun-22-10 02:29 PM   #14 
  - no shit  mikelgb   Jun-22-10 02:32 PM   #15 
  - Well, duh. nt  Zorra   Jun-22-10 02:35 PM   #16 
  - Reagan appointee?  Frustratedlady   Jun-22-10 02:35 PM   #17 
  - With all the nay-sayers here, HAS ANYONE READ THE 22 PAGE DECISION???  elleng   Jun-22-10 02:37 PM   #18 
  - Nah, we're not smart enough. Please do explain how we're all wrong, though.  Ignis   Jun-22-10 03:04 PM   #26 
  - 'Wrong?' Probably not,  elleng   Jun-22-10 04:30 PM   #39 
  - And pretending the conflict of interest has nothing to do with the decision  liberation   Jun-23-10 10:36 AM   #80 
  - Point is, he should have recused himself.  No Elephants   Jun-23-10 01:48 PM   #111 
  - So rigs at 499 ft deep = 100% safe and rigs at one foot deeper = unacceptable risk?  Statistical   Jun-23-10 09:20 AM   #66 
  - The government drew a line in the sand to quickly respond to a crisis.  Ignis   Jun-23-10 11:42 AM   #87 
  - What level of scrutiny is applicable? Exercises of police power by the Exec. in an energency are  No Elephants   Jun-23-10 01:57 PM   #112 
  - you're right  barbtries   Jun-23-10 09:57 AM   #70 
  - Prove they *don't* present an imminent danger.  sam kane   Jun-23-10 01:05 PM   #98 
     - Did you respond to the wrong post?  Ignis   Jun-23-10 01:32 PM   #107 
  - Since all drilling companies are working off the same disaster recovery plan  Robbien   Jun-22-10 03:47 PM   #32 
  - Thanks for your thoughtful response.  elleng   Jun-22-10 04:28 PM   #38 
  - "failed to justify the need" if this epic disaster isn't indicative of need, then I don't know what  mod mom   Jun-22-10 05:43 PM   #44 
  - So when a plane crashes, ...  aggiesal   Jun-22-10 08:00 PM   #50 
  - eaxctly what struck me reading it  Snazzy   Jun-22-10 11:13 PM   #58 
  - Since he's a judge with an obvious conflict of interest  ProudDad   Jun-22-10 08:17 PM   #53 
  - From the Decision:  elleng   Jun-23-10 01:18 AM   #59 
     - What does that have to do with the fact that he should have recused himself?  No Elephants   Jun-23-10 02:07 PM   #113 
        - Nothing  elleng   Jun-23-10 02:18 PM   #118 
  - and your point is?  wordpix   Jun-23-10 01:08 PM   #101 
  - "Katrinas who dat Judge Martin Feldman now dabbling in oil!"  Judi Lynn   Jun-22-10 02:39 PM   #19 
  - You mean this Marty Feldman?  aggiesal   Jun-22-10 08:05 PM   #52 
     - Gotta be the same one. I see he's wearing his nice black robe.  Judi Lynn   Jun-23-10 09:55 AM   #69 
     - lol  geardaddy   Jun-23-10 12:20 PM   #95 
  - That belongs on DU's homepage as the top headline!  Bozita   Jun-22-10 02:46 PM   #21 
  - of course he does. n/t  Soylent Brice   Jun-22-10 02:48 PM   #22 
  - And there it is....  louis-t   Jun-22-10 02:53 PM   #23 
  - Our system is so fucked up. nt  City Lights   Jun-22-10 02:54 PM   #24 
  - PAYBACK!  rasputinkhlyst   Jun-22-10 03:02 PM   #25 
  - If you're referring to Feldman, he's a federal judge.  No Elephants   Jun-23-10 02:17 PM   #117 
  - What a disgrace, he should have removed him self from this case.  Uncle Joe   Jun-22-10 03:11 PM   #27 
  - These clowns sold their souls long ago. If he had a conscience, he wouldn't have done this.  Judi Lynn   Jun-22-10 04:13 PM   #35 
     - It's good  Uncle Joe   Jun-22-10 04:21 PM   #36 
  - Impeach him. Now.  Odin2005   Jun-22-10 03:27 PM   #29 
  - +1 He should have recused himself for conflict of interest; fact he didn't says should be impeached  wordpix   Jun-23-10 01:11 PM   #102 
  - Is this not illegal ? Its just wrong on so many levels  Bo   Jun-22-10 03:29 PM   #30 
  - Think about it -- they went to "Oil Country" so secure a judge????  OHdem10   Jun-22-10 03:38 PM   #31 
  - the spill is off the coast of Louisiana  davidinalameda   Jun-22-10 06:02 PM   #47 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-22-10 08:02 PM   #51 
  - Well, imagine that.  Enthusiast   Jun-22-10 03:58 PM   #34 
  - We need to drill in safer places  OURFOUNDINGFATHERS   Jun-22-10 04:34 PM   #41 
  - Calling Bill O'Reilley....................  pattmarty   Jun-22-10 04:37 PM   #42 
  - I'm sorry, why do you want Bill around? (I must be dense).  activa8tr   Jun-22-10 05:55 PM   #46 
     - O'Reilley always is going after what he thinks of as "liberal" judges.  pattmarty   Jun-22-10 08:35 PM   #54 
        - Oh thanks...I should have been able to figure that out, but I  activa8tr   Jun-24-10 06:28 AM   #127 
  - If not recusing himself  FloridaJudy   Jun-22-10 06:53 PM   #48 
  - Whether Clinton's bj ultimately caused anyone's death or not is highly debatable.  No Elephants   Jun-23-10 02:23 PM   #119 
  - gawd this country is so corrupt  fascisthunter   Jun-22-10 07:07 PM   #49 
  - He should have recused himself. That he did not, shows his inability to be impartial.  HCE SuiGeneris   Jun-22-10 09:01 PM   #55 
  - time to get tough....  unkachuck   Jun-22-10 09:21 PM   #56 
  - I figured as much  donheld   Jun-22-10 10:22 PM   #57 
  - Senior status now  usregimechange   Jun-23-10 01:22 AM   #60 
  - Surprise! :D  LatteLibertine   Jun-23-10 07:06 AM   #61 
  - Republican plan  droidamus2   Jun-23-10 07:29 AM   #62 
  - That and being able to "shop around" for a favorable jurisdiction. nt  Capitalocracy   Jun-23-10 10:55 AM   #82 
  - +1  NewJeffCT   Jun-23-10 01:26 PM   #105 
     - Changing Senate rules requires something like a 2/3 vote, so Senate Republics would have needed  No Elephants   Jun-23-10 02:35 PM   #121 
        - No, it did not  NewJeffCT   Jun-23-10 03:11 PM   #124 
  - OF COURSE the Judge is tainted and so is the Obama administration  Bragi   Jun-23-10 07:59 AM   #63 
  - but the blow out occurred.  barbtries   Jun-23-10 10:03 AM   #72 
     - And get a different judge.  No Elephants   Jun-23-10 02:37 PM   #122 
  - Conflict of Interest. The only requirement for holding a government post  AllyCat   Jun-23-10 09:10 AM   #64 
  - From doing a quick glance, it looks like oil companies make up about 3% of his portfolio  Travis_0004   Jun-23-10 09:13 AM   # 
  - Exactly. Most people with 401K, IRA, or mutual funds have 3%-7% in oil stocks.  Statistical   Jun-23-10 09:22 AM   #67 
  - most people don't get over $50k a year in dividends from their holdings.  Hannah Bell   Jun-23-10 01:30 PM   #106 
  - When this asshole announced when he would make his decision  liberal N proud   Jun-23-10 09:13 AM   #65 
  - Did ANYONE not already anticipate this-The judge is also a republican does this surprise anyone too?  GreenTea   Jun-23-10 10:06 AM   #73 
  - That is a serious conflict of interest. We need them replaced. Judges are not allowed to hold  earcandle   Jun-23-10 10:27 AM   #78 
  - He should have recused himself. Impeach. (nt)  w4rma   Jun-23-10 10:28 AM   #79 
  - Least surprising headline ever.  Capitalocracy   Jun-23-10 10:39 AM   #81 
  - Truthout: The Dead Hand of Ronald Reagan Rises in the Gulf  Judi Lynn   Jun-23-10 11:05 AM   #83 
  - I. Am. Shocked.  FlyByNight   Jun-23-10 11:23 AM   #85 
  - Of and he is a Republican too.................nt  Change Happens   Jun-23-10 11:47 AM   #88 
  - Nothing to be concerned about here. Just move on. This judge is a wanker for not recusing himself.  felinetta   Jun-23-10 11:51 AM   #89 
  - Who cares about some conflicted judge  sulphurdunn   Jun-23-10 12:05 PM   #90 
  - got to get up pretty OILY in the morning to be a slimy judge who didnt take himself off the decision  happygoluckytoyou   Jun-23-10 12:07 PM   #91 
  - No surprise  Juan_de_la_Dem   Jun-23-10 12:13 PM   #92 
  - It's very true, always always always follow the money.  Dappleganger   Jun-23-10 12:14 PM   #93 
  - "Take a little judge and put him in your pocket...."  Evasporque   Jun-23-10 12:19 PM   #94 
  - IMPEACH THAT F*&^KING BASTARD!!!  EnviroBat   Jun-23-10 12:21 PM   #96 
  - Its the "Reagan Legacy"  KansDem   Jun-23-10 01:05 PM   #99 
  - Before he's impeached, first step is getting ruling thrown out due to conflict of interest  wordpix   Jun-23-10 01:14 PM   #103 
  - Stop the drilling  deconstruct911   Jun-23-10 02:10 PM   #114 
  - I think the judge might belong in jail in that case...  Hubert Flottz   Jun-23-10 02:15 PM   #116 
  - Judicial Watch  dyingnumbers   Jun-23-10 02:46 PM   #123 
  - should have recused himself.  JohnWxy   Jun-23-10 03:51 PM   #125 
  - Turns out the judge sold his oil service co. stocks well before the BP spill.  Psephos   Jun-24-10 10:06 PM   #128 
 

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