criminal court en Orleans judge under scrutiny for backlog quits <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">An Orleans Parish criminal court judge who has been criticized for her backlog of cases is resigning.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:56:34 +0000 The Associated Press 16020 at FEMA Kicks in for Storm Damage at Criminal Court <p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency has come up with $103,000 to help replace contents of the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court damaged during Hurricane Katrina.</p><p>Following the 2005 storm, the basement of the courthouse flooded, destroying the contents of court offices, including the Judicial Administration Office which handles administrative functions required for the court to operate.</p><p>FEMA announced on Monday that the contents to be replaced include computer equipment and two-way radios, as well as drug testing equipment.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 15:05:24 +0000 The Associated Press 11725 at