Attorney Mire's only "sin" was that she courageously made a motion to recuse in the face of criminal behavior (doctoring audio tape of a hearing regarding her own non-disclosure of conflicts of interest, a piece regarding disclosure was added to the tape) of a judge, Judge Phyllis Keaty who was since elevated to an appellate court.
Here is attorney Mire.
Attorney Mire DID NOT raise the issue of her race in her disciplinary proceedings, while racism - in my white woman's view - was screaming from the pages of the disciplinary decision against her.
She was trying to be professional.
She was trying not to be identified by the color of her skin, but by what she was doing as a professional, as an attorney.
Apparently, professionalism has nothing to do with how things are done in Louisiana court system - and across the country.
Here is Chief Judge of the court Bernette Johnson (who agreed with Judge Knoll to deny Christine Mire a rehearing without putting in her own opinion):
A wise decision, Judge Johnson.
Support a racist stance of one old white judge
on behalf of her old white judge-friend
against a young female black attorney
- who is right while the judges are wrong (which is the worst sin for any attorney in this country - especially if he/she does not shut up and reports the issue).
After all, see what happened to a Kentucky black judge Olu Stevens when he fought against racism in the Kentucky court system?
Judge Johnson, of all people, must know how alive is racism in Louisiana and how racist the Louisiana court system is: after all, Judge Johnson got her position as Chief Judge, despite obvious seniority, only after a federal lawsuit.
And Judge Johnson must remember the stinging racist comments to articles regarding your election/appointment as the Chief Supreme Court judge made 4 years ago.
There was only one voice of reason buried in those racist comments:
Judge "Theriot" is Judge Jeannette Theriot Knoll, obviously.
But, what commentators clearly pointed out is that - people of the state of Louisiana did not vote this black judge in.
She had to be appointed, because she wouldn't have won the elections.
Because she would have been filibustered at the polls by the racist white population of the State of Louisiana?
That's what it is?
And, it appears that, once Judge Johnson overcome racial discrimination against herself, she is now trying hard to retain her position and connections by PARTICIPATING in racial discrimination against attorney Mire, by participating in a completely unconstitutional decision where attorney Mire is right - and that is the whole danger about it.
Judge Johnson knew what race attorney Mire was.
Judge Johnson should have seen from the circumstances of the case how racist the disciplinary proceedings against attorney Mire were.
Even if attorney Mire, based on her professional pride, did not raise that issue, didn't Judge Johnson have to?
Well, she didn't.
Out of self-preservation, obviously.
After all, once again - remember what happened to the black judge Olu Stevens in Kentucky?
Appears that Judge Johnson remembers well.