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    Post: Judge G. William Swift, 14th JDC; Calcasieu-Cameron, LA

    Posted by Hardy Parkerson, Atty. - Lake Charles, LA on 12/06/06

    Dear Bill,
    Read this for laughs. Miss your dad. He was a very
    great judge, and I learned a lot from him. I could tell
    you a story that would probably entertain you and make you
    laugh about one time when I was handling a murder case and
    he asked me if I was ready for trial, and I said "no"; and
    he ordered me into chambers and tore into me; and before
    it was all over, I had him agreeing to give the defendant
    a suspended sentence, when Charlie Richard offered to
    amend the charge to negligent homicide. There was a real
    heated back-and-fourth between your father and me, but it
    was a classic lawyer-judge encounter. Somewhere I think I
    have written about it; and, if I find it, I will send you
    a copy of what I wrote. In spite of the fact that he was
    quick to jump on me about something (most of the time for
    something I deserved), I still think he liked me; and I
    know I liked him. I am sure you miss him too. Why don't
    you run for judge when a judgeship comes up? I know you
    would win, and your father's memory would certainly help
    you. It is traditional in America to elect the sons and
    daughters of public officials who have served well. Look
    at Greg Lyons! People liked Tubby Lyons.



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