I am Tom Freeland, a lawyer in Oxford, Mississippi. The picture in the header is my law office. I'm on Twitter as NMissC

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Watch the water fill the Atchafalaya

Look carefully at this NASA picture of the day.  In the upper right, there’s the Mississippi River.  You can see mid picture at the top the Morganza Spillway filling a broad band, and there about 1/3 to the right, is the Atchafalaya forming the West boundary of this floodway.

This is the most extreme […]

Monday, will it be “Let’s Go To The Hop?”– Motion to exclude expert opinion about whether Zach was listening…

The Government has filed a motion to exclude expert testimony because it won’t assist the trier of fact and because it isn’t sufficiently a science to be allowed as expert testimony.  Here’s the key passage:

On May 10, 2011, petitioner, by and through counsel, served a letter with an attachment advising of […]

Zach Scruggs moves that Judge Biggers reconsider the summary judgment ruling

Zach Scruggs has filed a long motion to reconsider Judge Biggers’s summary judgment decision.  Its primary focuses are on the misrepresentation about the 404(b) testimony and on whether Zach Scruggs has viable claims about defects in the misprision information that was the subject of his plea.

On the misrepresentation issue, he offers up to […]

Marty Kittrell documents the high water at Vicksburg

I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought to look at the weblog of Marty Kittrell in Vicksburg, a photographer who is documenting the flood there– the picture above is the Y&MV Railroad station at the riverfront there.  He is, of course, documenting the flood, and has as good a set of photos there […]

Thursday Morning Various

The Clarion Ledger reports on both the death of Judge Senter and the death of H.M. Ray, who was the US Attorney in the Northern District of Mississippi from 1961 until 1981.  He was the US Attorney here through the Meredith crisis, and, the paper says, prosecuted state-line Dixie Mafia in the early […]

Dickie Scruggs’s visit to Oxford and the hearing cancelled

David Lee Martin (who appeared in Zach Scruggs’s case along with Mike Moore) has informed Judge Biggers the testimony of Dickie Scruggs is no longer needed in the hearing next week:

Came on to be considered this day, the statement by Lee Martin, one of the attorneys for the petitioner, that the testimony […]

Vanquishing the armed but aimless sheep and their cocktails

Newt Gingrich’s press secretary tells the DC media what for, and Newt comes off sounding like a bizarre cartoon superhero:

The literati sent out their minions to do their bidding. Washington cannot tolerate threats from outsiders who might disrupt their comfortable world. The firefight started when the cowardly sensed weakness. They fired timidly at […]

Judge L.T. Senter has died

Judge L.T. Senter of Aberdeen, who was a United States District Judge in the Northern District until 1998, and who, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, agreed to hear cases on the Gulf Coast, resolving 1400 cases before stepping down for full retirement just last month at age 77.

I knew Judge Senter as […]

Does anyone know a local farmer growing strawberries?

Unfortunately, the Bosts don’t have strawberries this year except for the ones they grow for their strawberry bread.

Is anyone else growing and selling strawberries?  Can you tell me how to get them?

MidTown Farmers Market and green gumbo

This bowl of green gumbo or gumbo z’herbes has eight ingredients from the MidTown Farmers Market, along with beef shanks from Brown Family Dairy Farm and eight greens and herbs from my herb garden.

The start of the farmers market is starting to mean time to mike this dish.  It’s a Spring dish. […]