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New Orleans development fee proposed to address flooding

New Orleans development fee proposed to address flooding

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By Beau Evans

Faced with a landscape made increasingly of concrete, New Orleans officials are looking to revamp rules to force developers to add more […]

By |March 7th, 2018|Legal News, New Orleans Local News|0 Comments

‘Making a Murderer’ subject asks for Supreme Court review

‘Making a Murderer’ subject asks for Supreme Court review

 

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By The Washington Post

Brendan Dassey, whose conviction was highlighted in the popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer,” asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to […]

By |February 28th, 2018|Legal News, Murder, National Headlines, Supreme Court|0 Comments

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 […]

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 […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

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|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

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

Supreme Court Hands Down First 4-to-4 Decision Since Antonin Scalia’s Death

Supreme Court Hands Down First 4-to-4 Decision Since Antonin Scalia’s Death
Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post reports that The Supreme Court issued its first evenly split ruling since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Tuesday (March 29). The decision was over a minor banking case involving spouses who serve as guarantors for each other’s […]

By |April 28th, 2016|Supreme Court|0 Comments