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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

Senate Bill 106 would force Louisiana courts to promptly hear cases involving incarcerated juveniles

By Glenn Minnis | Apr 18, 2018

Jamila Johnson hopes Senate Bill 106 will save her the ordeal of having to litigate another case like the one in front of her now.

Lawsuit against Blair's Bail Bonds, New Orleans Bail Bonds may lead to better regulation of the bail industry

By Zachary Lewis | Jul 11, 2017

A federal lawsuit filed against two bail bonds agencies and their affiliates acts as a step toward the reform of the bail industry in Louisiana, and perhaps the nation, in a case of alleged abuse of the criminal justice system.

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