BATON ROUGE – New American Economy (NAE) has released a Map the Impact report, which highlights the economic, voting and other impacts immigrants have on their respective states, cities, congressional districts and industries and uses that data as a basis for its call for immigration reform efforts across the country.
NEW ORLEANS – A legal battle between artist Dwayne Carter Jr.., also known as Lil Wayne, and Bryan “Birdman” Williams over $51 million in royalties allegedly owed to Lil Wayne continues to drag on in a Louisiana state court, even as Lil Wayne released a track with no mention of Williams' Young Money record label’s joint venture with Cash Money Records.
BATON ROUGE – A state Senate resolution that was partially responsible for the June 30, 2014 closure of the Huey P. Long Medical Center in Pineville was recently deemed “null and void” by a judge in the 19th Judicial District Court.
NEW ORLEANS – Tulane Law School graduates Gary Crosby and Robert Waldrup are working to endow a diversity scholarship for Tulane Law students in an effort to thank the benefactors of the scholarships that helped them diffuse the costs of a legal education and to “pay it forward” to give future students the same opportunities. The pair hopes the endowment will launch similar diversity efforts within the school.
NEW ORLEANS – Alexis Ruiz’s nearly lifelong memory of her mother’s immigration-related issues sparked her interest in becoming an immigration attorney at an early age. Today, Ruiz is a 2016 Tulane Law School graduate who served as the first Latina president of the Tulane chapter of the Student Bar Association, and has been lauded by her peers and school officials for her work.