As an outside observer I have the impression there may have been over the years a milieu of judicial corruption where judges were, perhaps routinely, discussing the cases before them with others. Mississippi seems to have a rich tradition of "earwigging."
I wonder when PL Blake started to get large chunks of money from Richard Scruggs. In the early 1990's.
I wonder how much earwigging took place regarding the "tobacco litigation" which seemed to start for Scruggs and Hood and others in the early 1990's.
I wonder whether any earwigging regarding the tobacco cases was even necessary. Maybe there were no state cases. Of course, I think I know the answer to that. So I will dig for what I think I know.