Monthly Archives: March 2014

Human Trafficking Bills in Baton Rouge.

Human Trafficking Bills in Baton Rouge.

 
On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved House Bill 569 that would allow courts create specialized divisions to handle human trafficking cases.
Gov. Bobby Jindal has backed the proposal as well as House Bill 1025, by state Rep. Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, which institutes harsher punishments for human trafficking and […]

College Football Players are Employees.

College Football Players are Employees.
This article first appeared in JDSupra Business Advisor
3/27/2014 Tiffani McDonough, Michael Pepperman
 
 
In a stunning decision released March 26, 2014, the Regional Director of the Chicago Region of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Peter Sung Ohr, ruled that Northwestern University scholarship College football players are entitled to have a union election because […]

By |March 31st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Supreme Court Addresses Guns In Domestic Violence Law Situations…

Supreme Court Addresses Guns In Domestic Violence Law Situations…
 
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court Justices unanimously ruled that people convicted of minor domestic violence offenses are barred under federal law from possessing a gun, even though some states do not require proof of physical force for conviction on domestic violence charges.
This ruling makes it all the […]

By |March 27th, 2014|Law Changes, Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

No-Knock Raids

No-Knock Raids
No-knock raids, assault weapons and armored cars: America’s police use paramilitary tactics too often
First published in the print edition of   The Economist March 22nd 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EARLY one morning a team of heavily armed police officers burst into the home of Eugene Mallory, an 80-year-old retired engineer in Los Angeles county. What happened next is unclear. The […]

By |March 27th, 2014|Legal News|0 Comments

House Bill 332 Clears Louisiana House Criminal Justice Committee

House Bill 332 Clears Louisiana House Criminal Justice Committee

House Bill 332 advances to the full house without objection from Criminal Justice Committee members. House Bill 332 would make heroin possession a crime calling for a mandatory two-year jail sentence. Further, the minimum sentence for distribution doubles from five years to ten years. On Wednesday Louisiana State […]

Study: Drug Dogs Most Likely To Err In Traffic Stop Scenarios

Study: Drug Dogs Most Likely To Err In Traffic Stop Scenarios
 
by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director
March 24, 2014
Drug dogs trained to detect the presence of illegal drugs are most likely to provide false alerts in situations involving the search of a motor vehicle, according to the findings of a study published online in the journal Forensic Science […]

By |March 26th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News|0 Comments

Woman released after serving 32 years for a murder she did not commit

Woman released after serving 32 years

Defending the accused has been a central part of my day since the moment I began work as an attorney. It has always been important to see my client´s rights respected and protected.  I value their freedom and I value their families.  I want my clients to be home with […]

House Bill 797 – Proposal to Ban Cellular Phone Use Shelved

House Bill 797 – – Proposal to Ban Cellular Phone Use Shelved.
 
On Monday, March 24, State Rep. Mike Huval, R-Breaux Bridge, shelved his own bill — House Bill 797 – in the face of mounting opposition from Transportation Committee members. The bill would ban the use of hand-held cellular telephones while driving shelved.
Louis Fey, chairman […]

By |March 25th, 2014|Law Changes, Legal News|0 Comments

Inspirational Stories That Touch Us All…

Inspirational Stories That Touch Us All…
 
 
We often touch on the subject of drugs and kids, loved ones and drugs, sentences for drug offenders, kids in trouble, and so on and so forth… These topics are all serious, and they are all of great importance to our communities and to our country. From time to time […]

By |March 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

On House Bill 278.

On House Bill 278.

A recent committee vote in the Louisiana House voted 14-1 in favor of advancing legislation that would expand how the death penalty is applied in our state. State Rep. Terry Landry, D-Lafayette, who alone voted against House Bill 278, has stated that the bill would apply to any prison worker. “If you’re […]

By |March 24th, 2014|Law Changes, Legal News|0 Comments