Motion to Continue Because Saints Are in the Playoffs: GRANTED

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Hail to Judge Ernest L. Jones of Orleans Parish, who swiftly granted a motion to continue a trial originally set for Monday. (According to this article the motion was granted on Wednesday, the same day it was filed.) This gives the parties, attorneys and those stuck with jury duty the ability to watch the New Orleans Saints fight on Sunday to go to the Super Bowl for the first time ever, and to do it without worrying about next-day consequences.

A "Court insider who asked not to be identified" was said to be gleeful when told of the order. "The world is safe for Saints football!" he or she reportedly exclaimed. That might be stretching it a bit, since we still have to find out whether Chicago is safe for Saints football, but the feeling is understandable.