Scruggs back in court

The head of the House of Zeus takes his case for innocence to the same U.S. District Court judge who declared him guilty three years ago.

Attorneys for former Oxford attorney Richard F. “Dickie” Scruggs, who in college days dubbed himself “Zeus,” seek to prove he pleaded guilty in 2009 to a crime that doesn’t exist.

The man who sits in judgment of that legal point and others, Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson, says Scruggs must prove his actual innocence – that he did not attempt to improperly influence then-Hinds Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter, who presided over a legal-fees lawsuit against Scruggs and others.