Monthly Archives: July 2016

Constitutional changes Louisiana voters will consider in November

Constitutional changes Louisiana voters will consider in November

 

Melinda Deslatte of The Associated Press reports that Louisiana voters this fall will decide whether college systems can boost their own tuition rates, whether to sock away money from oil price booms into savings and whether to rewrite the state’s corporate tax laws.

 

Lawmakers passed six proposed constitutional amendments […]

By |July 27th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Election to shape Supreme Court

Election to shape Supreme Court

 

Regan Law, P.L.C. is a law firm with a very successful appellate and post-conviction department. Martin Regan has earned a reputation for being an experienced litigator. His defense victories extend well beyond Louisiana state and federal courts to Mississippi, Texas, Colorado, and California. He is in good standing in the Fifth, […]

By |July 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Unreliable Field Drug Tests Result In Innocent People Pleading Guilty

Unreliable Field Drug Tests Result In Innocent People Pleading Guilty

 

Barry Scheck of The Huffington Post and The Innocence Project: As the country — hopefully, finally — turns its attention to criminal justice reform in a concrete, non-rancorous, and constructive fashion, Pro Publica reporters Ryan Gabrielson and Topher Sanders have performed a great service through a […]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

When courts are used as a weapon against the innocent

When courts are used as a weapon against the innocent

 

Regan Law, P.L.C. is a law firm with a very successful appellate and post-conviction department. Martin Regan has earned a reputation for being an experienced litigator. His defense victories extend well beyond Louisiana state and federal courts to Mississippi, Texas, Colorado, and California. He is in […]

By |July 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Regan Law, P.L.C. is a true New Orleans law firm that is highly invested in the local community. The following story is the first in a series of pieces we will be posting that highlight the unique and resilient culture of New Orleans.

 

This week, Sara Roahen’s contribution to TakePart showcases a family of entrepreneurs […]

By |July 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

FBI Iris Scans

FBI Iris Scans

 

Colin Lecher and Russel Brandom of The Verge have issued a report about FBI’s current “pilot program” to collect iris scans, beginning with the San Bernardino Police Department.

 

The department has quietly become one of the most productive nodes in a nationwide iris-scanning project, collecting iris data from at least 200,000 arrestees over the […]

By |July 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Judge Does Not Admit Cellphone Evidence for First Time

Judge Does Not Admit Cellphone Evidence for First Time

 

The Huffington Post reports that for the first time, a federal judge has suppressed evidence obtained without a warrant by U.S. law enforcement using a stingray, a surveillance device that can trick suspects’ cell phones into revealing their locations.

 

U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan on Tuesday […]

By |July 10th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Protests in Baton Rouge and St. Paul

Protests in Baton Rouge and St. Paul

Melinda Morris of The Times-Picayune reports that Baton Rouge police arrested 102 people Saturday (July 9) at a protest over the officer-involved shooting of Alton Sterling, according to a press release issued by Sgt. Don Coppola Jr., public information officer for the Baton Rouge Police Department.

“The protest last night […]

By |July 9th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

5 police officers killed in Dallas shooting

5 police officers killed in Dallas shooting

 

The Associated Press reports that gunmen shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven others during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states, authorities said. It appeared to be the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the 2001 terrorist attacks.

 

Thursday’s bloodshed, which […]

By |July 9th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Minnesota police shoot, kill man during traffic stop

Minnesota police shoot, kill man during traffic stop

The Washington Post reports that a Minnesota traffic stop turned deadly Wednesday evening as a police officer opened fire on a black driver.

The victim, 32-year-old Philando Castile, died at a Minneapolis hospital, a family member told The Washington Post. Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, told CBS Minnesota that her son had […]

By |July 8th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments