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Louisiana Supreme Court refuses to hear wrongful conviction compensation case

Tara Mapes Oct. 16, 2016, 11:15pm

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana's Supreme Court has refused to hear a case to determine if the family of a deceased man who was exonerated after serving nearly 30 years on death row is due compensation for wrongful conviction.

Louisiana PAC picks Judge Castle after recent debate

Tara Mapes Oct. 9, 2016, 12:18am

LAFAYETTE - Two candidates for seats on the Louisiana Supreme Court recently squared off at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Age-restricting law for exotic dancers reeks of sexism disguised as chivalry, attorney says

Tara Mapes Oct. 4, 2016, 7:59pm

A new law restricting the age of exotic dancers to 21 or older is unconstitutional and reeks of sexism and paternalism disguised as chivalry, says attorney

Transgender inmate sues Orleans Parish Prison after sex assault by another inmate

Tara Mapes Sep. 30, 2016, 10:48am

NEW ORLEANS – A transgender inmate has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana over allegations that negligence by prison officials allowed her to be sexually assaulted by another inmate.

Appeals court uses humor to finish a frosty fight in the 'sno-ball' industry

Tara Mapes Sep. 25, 2016, 8:45pm

NEW ORLEANS – The courtroom is not a common place to find humor. However, some judges like to lighten the litigious mood when delivering decisions in cases.

LOGA president says Gov. Edwards’ call for more lawsuits against the industry a 'shakedown'

Tara Mapes Sep. 25, 2016, 8:45pm

BATON ROUGE – In a news conference Sept. 21, Gov. John Bel Edwards encouraged all coastal parishes to sue the oil and gas industry for its contributions to the coastal loss, a statement the president of Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) calls a “shakedown.”

Public policy consultant blasts Edwards' choices in litigation over coastal land loss

Tara Mapes Sep. 22, 2016, 1:40pm

BATON ROUGE – For the better part of 2016, Gov. John Bel Edwards and his efforts to get the oil and natural gas industries to pay for the restoration of Louisiana’s coast have been under scrutiny. Not because of his endeavor to protect Louisiana land, but because of whom he is choosing to litigate the cases against the oil and gas industries.

Solar customers sue La. Department of Revenue for 'unconstitutional' tax credit cap

Tara Mapes Sep. 18, 2016, 2:06pm

MARRERO – Solar panel customers are suing the state for allegedly violating their constitutional rights when it imposed a cap on refundable solar tax credits in July 2015 and denied claims for systems purchased before the cap went into effect.

Federal agencies allow removal of New Orleans monument commemorating white supremacist revolt

Tara Mapes Sep. 2, 2016, 4:49pm

NEW ORLEANS – Federal agencies will not block the removal of a New Orleans monument that pays tribute to the white supremacist revolt in the Battle of Liberty Place.