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Carl Bernofsky, Ph.D., is a former professor of biochemistry at Tulane University and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He is the author or co-author of numerous scientific publications and was the recipient of major awards from national granting agencies. A resident of New Orleans for 30 years, he relocated to Shreveport, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina struck in August, 2005. For many years, he has been an advocate for judicial ethics reform and is working toward a legislative amendment that would require the recusal of adjunct faculty judges from cases that involve the universities that employ them. More recently, he has been advocating the use of tallowfuel as a renewable alternative to coal for the production of electricity.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 21, 2011 The Malicious Prosecution of Ashton R. O'Dwyer, Jr.
New Orleans attorney Ashton R. O'Dwyer Jr. was singled out for harsh treatment ever since he criticized the government for its response to the disaster that befell the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
SHARE Saturday, September 26, 2009 The Misguided Prosecution of Judge Joan S. Benge
Federal prosecutors, in their zeal to uncover criminal misconduct at a Louisiana courthouse, used collateral evidence collected during an FBI investigation of one corrupt judge and applied it toward the dubious indictment of another judge who never was a target but whose discipline would help satisfy a racial imbalance created when a string of black judges were removed from the bench on truly serious charges.
SHARE Sunday, May 17, 2009 How the Supreme Court Chooses
The apparent purpose of the U.S. Supreme Court in considering the case of Caperton v. Massey Coal Co. is to provide publicity that can be used to undermine confidence in the democratic electoral process and further the goal of the legal establishment to fill judicial vacancies through appointments.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, August 22, 2016 Proposal to Impeach Federal Judge Reaches Federal Judicial Center
A petition submitted to James C. Duff, Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, requests an investigation into potentially impeachable offenses committed by the Hon. Helen "Ginger" Berrigan, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, in connection with her adjudication of cases from 1995 to 2001 with Tulane University as Defendant and Carl Bernofsky as Plaintiff.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 21, 2015 Farmed Tallowfuel as a Realistic Alternative to Coal
The Chinese tallow tree is destined to become a major source of renewable energy because its energy-producing apparatus is sun-driven, self-replicating and never needs to be repaired. This tree is literally a "power plant" and a clear choice as a replacement for coal, whose finite reserves will ultimately be depleted.
SHARE Saturday, April 5, 2008 Law Day 2008
The occasion of "Law Day" is used to examine why we need an independent inspector general to oversee complaints against federal judges.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 10, 2009 The New Standard is "The Probability of Bias"
On June 8, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-to-4 decision that a state Supreme Court justice should have recused himself from a case because of campaign contributions he received from one of the parties.