The trial of a judge who was raised and educated in the land of Oilah Akhbar, who as a state judge, did what he saw his peers doing under the law of that time ('84-'94) in the parish he still calls home.
The House is prosecuting him for things done as a state judge during those years, things which for the most part are still considered ethical, even after massive changes to the ethics law there in 2009.
Those who are trying to defrock him deride him for eating with the gentry, even while they send billions in "cash & money" to Karzai in Afghanistan, a corrupt murdering thief, who will turn on them in a New York minute, to become their militant enemy.
It seems a perfect fit for the sayings "majoring in the minors" or "making a mountain out of a mole hill":
Billions of dollars are being secreted out of Kabul to help well-connected Afghans buy luxury villas in Dubai. Amid concerns that the money could be the result of corruption, American politicians have temporarily cut off aid to the Afghan government.(Der Spiegel). At the same time the "defense" appropriation bill, where billions of taxpayer dollars are spend on corrupt crooks around the globe, a judge who lost his home during Katrina and his wife shortly after that, is being prosecuted because a large health care corporation wants it that way.
We have elevated voodoo economics and voodoo justice to new levels.