August 8, 2006 – Hark, the herald Nagin sings. “Mayor Ray Nagin and the key officials of the beleaguered justice system unveiled steps Monday to ease the backlog, including drafting volunteer prosecutors and public defenders … The measures also include plans to fully reopen the criminal courthouse by mid-September and a new centralized system to serve court subpoenas to police officers faster, therefore increasing their court attendance.” The NYT cares, too. Now, where does this put Mary Landrieu’s plea to Gonzales?
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I just posted about the new “plan.” It’s like all such plans here: an empty gesture.