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Judge who struck Obama drilling ban has Conflict of Interest

Very interesting… the judge who struck down the Obama administration ban reportedly has extensive investments in the Oil and Gas companies. Does that count for conflict of interest??

The Louisiana judge who struck down the Obama administration’s six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has reported extensive investments in the oil and gas industry, according to financial disclosure reports. He’s also a new member of a secret national security court.

The secret national security courts are the legacy of the previous government, which prosecuted people in secret through special courts. The U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman, who was a 1983 appointee by President Ronald Reagan, also owned stock in Transocean Ltd. – which owned the sunk rig.

No wonder he became the hero of the right wingers in the US. It is amazing how the narrow and parochial national interests are trumping national interest.

This kind of narrow politics – of right vs left will take the entire country down.

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