Monthly Archives: February 2017

Louisiana Senate Keeps Options Open for Troy Brown Discipline

Louisiana Senate Keeps Options Open for Troy Brown Discipline

The Louisiana Senate is keeping its options open for punishing Sen. Troy Brown, D-Napoleonville, who pleaded no contest twice in five months to domestic abuse charges. Senators voted Monday night (Feb. 13) to consider both expulsion and suspension (NOLA.com).

 

Keeping expulsion in play received overwhelming support, with a […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

New Orleans’ Master Plan: Proposed Changes

New Orleans’ Master Plan: Proposed Changes

 

Katherine Sayre of the Times-Picayune writes that the City Planning Commission on Tuesday (Feb. 7) will consider a wide range of proposed changes to the city’s five-year-old master plan with a goal of refocusing the vision for New Orleans on the longer-term future and away from Hurricane Katrina recovery (NOLA.com).

The […]

By |February 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Resisting Arrest and Blue Lives Matter

Resisting Arrest and Blue Lives Matter

Opinion by Jarvis DeBerry of the Times-Picayune:

A person who attacked a police officer could already expect to suffer a harsher punishment than a person who attacked a civilian; however, in 2016 the Louisiana Legislature decided that the state needed a so-called Blue Lives Matter law.  That law adds law enforcement […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Law Changes, New Orleans Local News|0 Comments