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Obamacare premiums could skyrocket in 2018 Affordable Care Act uncertainty

Obamacare premiums could skyrocket in 2018 Affordable Care Act uncertainty

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WASHINGTON – The Tribune News Service reports that early rate filings by Obamacare insurers suggest consumers will face significantly higher premiums for […]

Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy

Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that he has directed his federal prosecutors to pursue the most severe penalties possible, including mandatory minimum sentences, in his first step toward a return to the war on drugs of the 1980s and 1990s that resulted in long sentences for many minority […]

Who will run Louisiana’s investigation into the Alton Sterling shooting?

Who will run Louisiana’s investigation into the Alton Sterling shooting?

 

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Julia O’Donoghue reports that for 10 months, it’s been known that Attorney General Jeff Landry would lead any state inquiry into the […]

Former New Orleans police chief Richard Pennington dies

Former New Orleans police chief Richard Pennington dies

 

 

Laura McKnight reports that Richard Pennington, the former New Orleans police superintendent widely credited with reforming the department and reining in violent crime in the late 1990s, has died. He was 69 (NOLA.com).

 

State Sen. Troy Carter, a former New Orleans City Council member, said one of Pennington’s close […]

By |May 5th, 2017|Legal News, Martin's Blog|0 Comments

TOPS up, mental health services down in House-approved Louisiana state budget

TOPS up, mental health services down in House-approved Louisiana state budget

 

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The Louisiana House of Representatives on Thursday (May 4) approved its version of the state budget, with spending $237 million less […]

Louisiana Senate votes to eliminate life sentences without parole for juveniles

Louisiana Senate votes to eliminate life sentences without parole for juveniles

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Julia O’Donoghue of NOLA.com reports that the Louisiana Senate voted 22-13 to completely eliminate the sentence of life without parole for […]

By |May 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

John Bel Edwards reduces 22 prisoners’ terms and gets Angola inmates’ attention

John Bel Edwards reduces 22 prisoners’ terms and gets Angola inmates’ attention

 

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Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to make his big push to change criminal sentencing laws and reduce Louisiana’s highest-in-the-world incarceration […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good interrogations shouldn’t prompt false confessions

Good interrogations shouldn’t prompt false confessions

Jarvis DeBerry writes that the news this week from one of the largest police consulting forms that it will stop teaching the Reid technique during interrogations is meant to decrease the number of people who falsely confess to crimes they didn’t commit.  According to reporting from The Marhsall Project, when […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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|Uncategorized|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|Martin's Blog|0 Comments