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Louisiana law protecting pipelines from protestors challenged, as oil group defends its passage

By Karen Kidd | Jun 4, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – A change to Louisiana's anti-protest law, now being challenged in federal court, didn't trouble the vast majority of lawmakers when it passed last year, the head of the group that proposed and drafted the amendment said during a recent interview.

Law professor backs judge's claim that poor funding is no excuse for violation of constitutional rights

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 11, 2019

A Louisiana judge recently allowed a class-action lawsuit to advance on behalf of poverty-stricken Louisianans, claiming that the state does impoverished defendants a disservice and violates their constitutional rights through failing to properly represent them

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California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

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