SHREVEPORT – The heated pursuit for the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal judge turned scalding as both candidates were found in violation of the Louisiana Judicial Code of Conduct for statements made against each other in their campaigns.
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LAFAYETTE -- The Lafayette Parish School Board recently passed a resolution declaring its opposition to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ demands for more lawsuits.
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.
LAFAYETTE - Two candidates for seats on the Louisiana Supreme Court recently squared off at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.