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Duncan gets JCN support for Fifth Circuit nomination

By Sara McCleary | Nov 21, 2017

A lawyer selected by President Trump to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has received the backing of the Judicial Crisis Network.

Shreveport attorney John Settle Jr. suspended for allegedly threatening harm

By Sara McCleary | Aug 25, 2017

A Shreveport attorney has received a third suspension from practicing law.

Louisiana Supreme Court rules in dispute over prenuptial agreement

By Sara McCleary | Aug 6, 2017

The Louisiana Supreme Court has determined that there is a time-related element involved in the ratification of prenuptial agreements.

Landry joins state attorneys general urging Trump administration to eliminate DACA

By Sara McCleary | Jul 28, 2017

LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry joined nine other attorneys general urging the federal government to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

Center for Reproductive Rights challenges Louisiana's Outpatient Abortion Facility Licensing Law

By Sara McCleary | Jul 25, 2017

The Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s 2001 Outpatient Abortion Facility Licensing Law (OAFLL).

Appeals court upholds firing of Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies for swapping wives

By Sara McCleary | Jun 16, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of two Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies for violating the sheriff’s department’s code of conduct after they swapped wives.

Director of East Baton Rouge Council on Aging accuses family of former client of defamation

By Sara McCleary | May 29, 2017

The director of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging has filed a defamation suit against the family of a former client.

Judge apologizes for inappropriate re-election campaign video

By Sara McCleary | Mar 29, 2017

BATON ROUGE — A judge for the 19th Judicial District of Louisiana has delivered an apology for a video she had made during her 2014 re-election campaign.

Class-action suit alleges dearth of public defenders in Louisiana

By Sara McCleary | Mar 22, 2017

BATON ROUGE — A statewide, class-action lawsuit filed with the 19th District Court alleges that Louisiana’s poor lack access to effective legal representation when faced with criminal charges.

Complaint filed against Baton Rouge judge after allegedly using racial slur

By Sara McCleary | Mar 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE — A Baton Rouge woman has reportedly filed a complaint against a judge who allegedly used racial slurs about her.

Settlement requires all New Orleans bus stops to be ADA-compliant by 2031

By Sara McCleary | Mar 15, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority agreed on Feb. 10 to a settlement that requires it to update the city’s transit stops to meet requirements set out in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Lawsuit against man who killed toddler in car accident dismissed

By Sara McCleary | Mar 3, 2017

THIBODAUX — A judge has dismissed a 2015 lawsuit over a car accident that killed a young girl in a shopping center parking lot in Thibodaux.

Evangeline Parish ADA resigns amid allegations of misconduct

By Sara McCleary | Feb 26, 2017

VILLE PLATTE – Assistant District Attorney Timmy Fontenot resigned last month from his position in the Evangeline Parish District Attorney’s Office.

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