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Judge Orders Extension of FEMA Hotel Plan
AP via Tampa Bay Online ^ | 12 Dec 2005 | Unattributed

Posted on 12/12/2005 9:48:08 AM PST by Ben Mugged

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A government program that put Hurricane Katrina evacuees in hotels while they sought other housing must be extended a month beyond the deadline set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Judge Stanwood Duval extended the program until Feb. 7.

The temporary restraining order came from a class action lawsuit filed in November by advocates for hurricane victims. Attorneys pressing the lawsuit said FEMA has failed to provide aid to many who qualify and that information on the aid has been slow.......

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: entitlement; evacuees; fema; ingrates; judicialmalfeasance; katrina; ruling
Lawyers (both practicing and judicial) getting rich while supporting entitlement addicts created by the Louisiana Democrat Party.
1 posted on 12/12/2005 9:48:09 AM PST by Ben Mugged
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To: Ben Mugged

The Gravy Train chugs along.


2 posted on 12/12/2005 9:50:18 AM PST by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: Ben Mugged

How long can it take to find an apartment with FEMA to guarantee your rent?


3 posted on 12/12/2005 9:52:35 AM PST by gondramB (Rightful liberty is unobstructed action within limits of the equal rights of others.)
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To: PeteB570

I should explain myself.

It happened here in NC when we had a hurricane. The feds set up trailer cities and the people liked them so much they refused to move out. I think it took something like two years before the last people were moved out and the last city closed.


4 posted on 12/12/2005 9:52:45 AM PST by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: PeteB570

Same thing going on in south Florida.


5 posted on 12/12/2005 9:54:37 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Ben Mugged

I'd like to know what authority a judge has that allows him to make rules for FEMA. Isn't that for Congress and FEMA to decide?


6 posted on 12/12/2005 9:56:32 AM PST by arichtaxpayer (We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Who appointed this judge, do you know?


7 posted on 12/12/2005 9:57:13 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: Ben Mugged

Send the bill to the judge then.


8 posted on 12/12/2005 9:58:23 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Where in the Constitution is a provision for the housing of hurricane victims?


9 posted on 12/12/2005 10:00:29 AM PST by John D
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To: Ben Mugged
No good deed goes unpunished.
10 posted on 12/12/2005 10:02:20 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: Abathar

Duval, Stanwood R. (1994-present) Nominated by William J. Clinton


11 posted on 12/12/2005 10:03:52 AM PST by federal
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To: John D

Where in the Constitution is a provision for the housing of hurricane victims?

Right underneath the paragraph that allocates funds for midnight-basketball and music-CDs for pregnant women.

I am surprised you didn't know that.


12 posted on 12/12/2005 10:04:06 AM PST by The_Republican
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To: John D

The "law" is what a judge says, not what is written. Any judge can stick his hand in your pocket and take what he wants. But, don't you dare criticize the judge - that's not good for our "judicial" system.


13 posted on 12/12/2005 10:04:54 AM PST by caisson71
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To: John D
Where in the Constitution is a provision for the housing of hurricane victims?

Thanks to the controlling Republican Party, right next to the clause that says Big Stupid Government can steal your property if it can extort more taxes from somebody else.

14 posted on 12/12/2005 10:06:16 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: federal

I figured if it was the unions that brought this case forward to this judge he must have been appointed by him, thanks.


15 posted on 12/12/2005 10:09:07 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: The_Republican

Abolish all fed agencies. Other than regulating interstate commerce, protecting the borders, and settle ing disputes between states where in the Constitution does it say we have to pay for any hurricane relief anywhere, guarantee housing, guarantee jobs, etc...


16 posted on 12/12/2005 10:35:26 AM PST by One Proud Dad
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To: Ben Mugged

Judge Stanwood Duval extended the program until Feb. 7.

----You could give them until Feb. 7, 2040 and they still won't have jobs or have done anything. The ones that are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives have already found jobs/homes and are taking care of their families. The rest don't plan on doing anything beyond complaining and screaming racism daily.


17 posted on 12/12/2005 12:14:59 PM PST by WasDougsLamb (I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man)
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To: Ben Mugged; abb; alnick; Bitsy; bigeasy_70118; Bogey780; CajunConservative; caryatid; ...
*Louisiana Ping List

If you would like on or off the Louisiana Ping list please FReepmail me and your name will be added or taken off of the list.

18 posted on 12/12/2005 12:28:32 PM PST by CajunConservative (Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Jindal.)
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To: blam; Rebelbase
The temporary restraining order came from a class action lawsuit filed in November by advocates for hurricane victims.

Hey, blam and rebel, where do we sign up?

19 posted on 12/12/2005 12:29:45 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Ben Mugged

What I haven't seen in any of the reports on this is what RIGHT were the plaintiffs basing their suit on, and similarly, what RIGHT did the judge rely upon in granting his order?

I imagine that when Congress sets up a welfare system like, say, Medicaid, people do have enforceable rights.

But did Congress ever establish such rights vis a vis FEMA aid to Katrina victims? Or was this a 'right' purely created by the judge because he didn't think ending the housing subsidies would be 'fair'?

I did note that the judge initially said something about people being worried about not having housing for 'Christmas.'

So liberals are finally willing to recognize Christmas - when they can use it to justify an expansion of the welfare state!


20 posted on 12/12/2005 12:54:34 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Unbelievable. This is a classic case of judicial activism, and doing the math the average cost of a hotel room is $70+ a night -- and that's probably at a discount.

Where else can you get a nice room with free (for them) housekeeping. Nowhere! They'll have to keep extending the deadline if the deadline is not firm.


21 posted on 12/12/2005 12:55:04 PM PST by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I'd like to know what we're talking about.)
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To: arichtaxpayer
Why do we need federal, state, county, and local governments if judges are going to run everything ?

Maybe we should just disband government and just have judges tell us what to do, kind of like the mullahs do in Islam. /sarc.
22 posted on 12/12/2005 1:03:33 PM PST by oldbrowser (The U.S. Senate is a quagmire.)
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To: Ben Mugged

I would love to see the numbers of those actually moving out of the hotels due to finding work...


23 posted on 12/12/2005 1:14:00 PM PST by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I'd like to know what we're talking about.)
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To: Howlin

I will only stay in a 5 star hotel. Please notify me when my reservations/payment are approved.


24 posted on 12/12/2005 1:49:28 PM PST by Rebelbase (Green bean casserole is a culinary curse upon mankind.)
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To: gondramB
How long can it take to find an apartment with FEMA to guarantee your rent?

How about until after the election in LA?

25 posted on 12/12/2005 2:31:03 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (I alone, am the chosen one. Because I alone, did the choosing.)
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To: caisson71
But, don't you dare criticize the judge - that's not good for our "judicial" system.

And if you do it in a court room, he can put you in jail.

26 posted on 12/12/2005 3:47:40 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Ben Mugged

Judicial tyranny.


27 posted on 12/12/2005 5:29:03 PM PST by ViLaLuz (Stop the ACLU - Support the Public Expression of Religion Act 2005 - Call your congressmen.)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
"How about until after the election in LA"

At east you didn't say "til the next HONEST election in LA" - I'm not sure the government has that much!
28 posted on 12/12/2005 6:04:16 PM PST by gondramB (Rightful liberty is unobstructed action within limits of the equal rights of others.)
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