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Sanctity of confession stands for now, but Louisiana Supreme Court to have final say

BATON ROUGE–After Judge Mike Caldwell of the 19th Judicial District ruled earlier this year that a priest does not have to reveal alleged wrongdoings heard in confession, the ruling was automatically sent for appeal to Louisiana's Supreme Court.

Ascension Parish judge accused of conflict of interest over 'conviction fees'

BATON ROUGE – An Ascension Parish man is suing a local judge in federal court over conviction fees, alleging it is a conflict of interest partly because a portion of the judge's pay comes out of the fees.