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Areddishfish
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William Morvant, longtime 19th JDC judge, retiring with `no regrets'

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William Morvant, who shares the distinction with one of his 19th Judicial District Court colleagues as the longest-tenured judge on the Baton Rouge state court, has made the difficult decision to retire at the end of the year.


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Morvant said he expects that a special election to fill his unexpired term could be held as early as mid-March. After he retires, the Louisiana Supreme Court will appoint an ad hoc judge to temporarily fill his seat until his successor is elected.



Curious to see who gets to handle the St. George case now.


Joshjrn
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I was sad to read that this morning. He is good people. I hope he stays involved in the legal community.


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AbitaFan08
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re: William Morvant, longtime 19th JDC judge, retiring with `no regrets'
I went to school with his daughter. I can remember going into his first swearing in ceremony as a kid. Really nice family.


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re: William Morvant, longtime 19th JDC judge, retiring with `no regrets'
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retiring with `no regrets'

Typically saying you have no regrets means you should have some regrets


Stevo
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re: William Morvant, longtime 19th JDC judge, retiring with `no regrets'
19th JDC going to all courts having general jurisdiction. Judge Morvant served his time in handling criminal docket before moving to civil docket. I'm sure that he was not in favor of this.
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Barrister
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re: William Morvant, longtime 19th JDC judge, retiring with `no regrets'
Probably the smartest judge on this court.


man in the stadium
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re: William Morvant, longtime 19th JDC judge, retiring with `no regrets'
If I had to deal with Ebonis and Johnsons and Wilson Fields and Trudy Whites as my coworkers, I'd retire too. Compared to even 10 years ago the 19th has few sane minds remaining on the bench.

On a more serious note, he is a very good man.
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Stevo
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re: William Morvant, longtime 19th JDC judge, retiring with `no regrets'
He was a rare Ivory Tower judge. If you knew the law, you had a pretty good idea of how he would rule.


TigerGman
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He was a rare Ivory Tower judge. If you knew the law, you had a pretty good idea of how he would rule.


Yeah against the plaintiff.


man in the stadium
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re: William Morvant, longtime 19th JDC judge, retiring with `no regrets'
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Yeah against the plaintiff


In the litigious local society we live in that is dominated by corrupt trial attorneys, is that a bad thing?


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Judge Morvant is a gentleman. I hope that he enjoys retirement with his family and loved ones.


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NOLA Tiger
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Judge Morvant will be missed. 19th JDC has become CDC in just a few years.


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PeteRose
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re: William Morvant, longtime 19th JDC judge, retiring with `no regrets'
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Typically saying you have no regrets means you should have some regrets


Who the hell doesn’t have any regrets?


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djangochained
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daughter




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FCP
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Quality individual personally. Played golf and attended bar conferences with him 20+ years ago.

But, he was a shite judge every time I argued before him. Tried my second jury case in his court—that was an adventure. I didn’t know what I was doing, and he made sure the jury knew it.

True story: Middle of trial, defense attorney was examining their witness and asked a clearly leading question. I objected and Morvant sustained me. And then added an offhand comment of “You finally got one right” or words to that effect. Needless to say, my client got zeroed. Or basically zeroed—jury gave her 25% of medicals or something like that. Thankfully the First Circuit had mercy on her/me.

Hell, Morvant was already bitch slapping my peers when we argued moot court to him while still in law school.


Joshjrn
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re: William Morvant, longtime 19th JDC judge, retiring with `no regrets'
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And then added an offhand comment of “You finally got one right” or words to that effect.


I can absolutely hear that shite in his voice as I read it, and could describe his facial expression in detail


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re: William Morvant, longtime 19th JDC judge, retiring with `no regrets'
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If you knew the law, you had a pretty good idea of how he would rule.


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Yeah against the plaintiff.


Coincidence?


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re: William Morvant, longtime 19th JDC judge, retiring with `no regrets'
<——Smoked weed with William Morvant


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2BRKnot
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Excellent judge. Great man. EBR is losing a gem, but I’m happy for him. Retirement rocks.


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TigerGman
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Coincidence?

If you knew the law, you knew he'd still rule against the plaintiff.


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