A representative of the ABA is making the telephone rounds of the state chatting people up about whether United States District Court Judge Robert Chatigny has a temperament suitable for a promotion to the United States Court of Appeals. The answer is obvious: Hell no.
I'll have more to say on this later, but I ran across a blog post elsewhere that describes the judge's shocking memory lapse when it suited his political principles, and his role as bully against a lawyer serving his client's interests. http://donpesci.blogspot.com/2009/10/judge-chatignys-selective-memory.html
Rumor earlier in the year had it the judge was souring on the bench. Why, then, is he seeking a promotion?