As parade season hits full stride in the city of New Orleans, a Federal ruling yesterday tried to bring Ash Wednesday early, ensuring another season of suffering that will last beyond forty more days of sacrifice. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval dismissed the class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the levee breaches after Katrina.
from the Associated Press:
"The judge issued a stinging condemnation of the Corps, saying the agency "cast a blind eye" in protecting New Orleans and "squandered millions of dollars in building a levee system ... which was known to be inadequate by the Corps' own calculations."
But, Duval said, "it is not within the Court's power to address the wrongs committed. It is hopefully within the citizens of the United States' power to address the failures of our laws and agencies."
Hopefully. That smarts.
the AP story here
for more on the levee lawsuit dismissal, go here
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- Frank Sherlock