A lot has gone down since the server that housed my blog went out. The big news:
The lawsuit to re-open Charity Hospital went to its first hearing in Civil District Court. Judge Ethel Simms Julien rejected LSU HSC-New Orleans claims that would have forced the case to go to court in Baton Rouge.
This is a big win. Baton Rouge may only be eighty-five miles away, but itís another world in many respects. Baton Rouge judges have not been as sympathetic to these issues as our own have.
More by Justice Roars
Last week I also had the pleasure of meeting Eli Ackerman of the blog We Could Be Famous. I am impressed by his work, notably his filing of FOIA requests for the contracting process that landed Concordia and Parsons Engineering with the school facilities master plan contracts, requests that so far have resulted in his being stonewalled.
We Could Be Famous on Paul Vallas, Parsons and Concordia
Apparently Eli has a lot more time for research than I do, and thank God someone is doing it.
And lastly, there has been a leadership change at United Teachers of New Orleans (for the record: my day job) resulting in Larry Carter and Jim Randels being elected to President and Executive VP of UTNO.