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Attorney General Jeff Landry sets himself up as John Bel Edwards’ political foe

Rebecca Campbell Jun. 12, 2016, 5:26pm

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Gov. John Bel Edwards have been causing headlines in the Capitol on several issues ranging from budgets and lawsuits to gay rights and immigration policing.

Lone Pine Order removes more than 20,000 'meritless' Deepwater Horizon claims

Rebecca Campbell May 31, 2016, 2:14pm

NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge issued a Lone Pine Order earlier this year to identify and cull more than 20,000 potentially meritless claims against clean-up companies that responded to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster.

Richard Ieyoub to be inducted into La.'s Political Museum Hall of Fame

Rebecca Campbell Mar. 8, 2016, 2:56pm

LAFAYETTE – Former attorney general Richard Ieyoub will be inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum Hall of Fame on Saturday in Lafayette.

Atheist group won’t pursue legal action against Covington Police Department over religious motto

Rebecca Campbell Mar. 4, 2016, 9:36am

NEW ORLEANS — The Freedom from Religion Foundation has said that it has no plans to sue the Covington Police Department over its recent use of "In God We Trust" stickers on its police vehicles.

Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders' Alliance fights NOAA over aqua farms

Rebecca Campbell Feb. 25, 2016, 10:26am

NEW ORLEANS — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) decision to approve industrial offshore fish farming last month in federally protected waters in the Gulf of Mexico is a strong concern in a "delicate and restricted estuarine system," according to a leading non-profit fisherman’s organization.

Orleans Parish public defenders' office sued by ACLU over refusal of cases

Rebecca Campbell Feb. 23, 2016, 7:57pm

BATON ROUGE – The cash-starved Orleans Parish public defenders' office is being sued after allegedly placing poor people connected to crimes on a "waiting list" and leaving them without access to lawyers.

Cameron Parish adds to oil and gas industry woes by filing suit over coastal damage

Rebecca Campbell Feb. 18, 2016, 2:22pm

NEW ORLEANS — Cameron Parish filed at least 11 lawsuits against more than 100 oil and gas companies on Monday in what is a "litigious legal system," according to the president of one of the state’s trade associations.