Found Words – David Hammer

Back in New Orleans. This says enough:

“James Perry, executive director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center and one of three declared candidates seeking to be the next mayor, filed the suit in Civil District Court.

It argues that the outside law firms hired to represent the city should be considered “special counsel,” which is forbidden by the City Charter without City Council approval, except when the lawyers are hired by a few specific city departments and boards.

It says Nagin violated the charter by hiring the firms. City Attorney Penya Moses-Fields has argued that the firms are “outside counsel,” and not “special counsel,” and that city attorneys have been hiring outside help for decades.”

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