This is a post where, as a lawyer, talking about inside-baseball lawyer stuff, I’m asking everyone (laymen included) to air their views.
Or perhaps even vent.
As noted in a prior post, the defendants in Eaton v. Frisby have asked for a stay. The defendants, through an email accidentally sent to them, learned that Ed Peters was secretly helping the plaintiffs influence Judge DeLaughter’s decisions. This all has become the subject of sanctions motions in that case and is one of the cases the Commission on Judicial Performance has raised in their petition to suspend Judge DeLaughter from the bench. It also appears (according to press and other reports) that Peters has become a government witness about his efforts to secretly help Scruggs before Judge DeLaughter in the Wilson v. Scruggs case.