Louisiana House votes to allow more guns at schools, universities

Louisiana House votes to allow more guns at schools, universities

 

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By Julia O’Donoghue

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NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

 

The Louisiana House voted 59-36 Wednesday (May 2) to allow visitors to carry guns at K-12 schools and […]

By |May 9th, 2018|Law Changes, Legal News|0 Comments

Louisiana AG says death penalty for drug dealers is up for debate

Louisiana AG says death penalty for drug dealers is up for debate

 

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By Emily Lane

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NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

 

President Donald Trump’s proposal to use the death penalty on some convicted drug dealers as part of his […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Drugs, Law Changes, Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

The N.O. ordinance requiring bars to install cameras is dead

 

 The N.O. ordinance requiring bars to install cameras is dead

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By Kevin Litten

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NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

 

New Orleans City Councilwoman Stacy Head is withdrawing an ordinance that included a provision that would force every […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Law Changes, Legal News|0 Comments

John Bel Edwards supports stronger background checks, ‘bump stock’ ban

John Bel Edwards supports stronger background checks, ‘bump stock’ ban

 

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By Julia O’Donoghue

julia_odonoghue@nola.com,

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

 

Gov. John Bel Edwards said he supports stronger background checks for gun purchases and a ban on “bump stocks” that […]

Cantrell moves toward short-term rental limits, study in New Orleans

Cantrell moves toward short-term rental limits, study in New Orleans

 

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By Kevin Litten

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NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

 

New Orleans Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell wants to limit certain short-term rentals and is calling for a study into their impact citywide.

 

Cantrell, who represents […]

1,400 more Louisiana prisoners will be out Nov. 1 as criminal justice overhaul takes effect

1,400 more Louisiana prisoners will be out Nov. 1 as criminal justice overhaul takes effect

 

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About 1,400 additional Louisiana state prisoners will be released earlier than expected Nov. 1, as a result of law […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Law Changes|0 Comments

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 […]

By |May 19th, 2017|Law Changes, National Headlines|0 Comments

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 […]

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

Justice Department Plans to Make it Easier for Former Prisoners to Get Proper ID

Justice Department Plans to Make it Easier for Former Prisoners to Get Proper ID

 

Maya Rhodan of Time reports that Attorney General Loretta Lynch will call on state officials Monday to help former inmates acquire the identification they will need to apply for jobs, housing, and school. Lynch is asking governors to allow inmates to use […]

By |May 12th, 2016|Law Changes, Legal News|0 Comments