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Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for murder...

Convicted in the murder of George Floyd, ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison Friday, becoming the...

Louisiana Legislature allows for more child sex abuse lawsuits — including...

The Catholic Church and other major institutions accused of mistreating children stand to lose a lot more money to lawsuits brought by victims of...

Louisiana State Police tanked automated expungement meant to help thousands, lawmaker...

Louisiana lawmakers scuttled a bill last week that would have helped thousands of Louisiana residents wipe out criminal records that can prevent them from...

Louisiana Supreme Court redistricting bill falls short in House

A redistricting bill that would add two Louisiana Supreme Court seats and allow lawmakers to redraw the entire district map failed to pass in...

Louisiana Legislature votes to decriminalize possession of modest amounts of marijuana

The Louisiana Legislature voted to decriminalize the possession of modest amounts of marijuana across the state, removing the possibility of facing jail or prison...

Louisiana’s public defender system will stay in place

The Louisiana Senate Judiciary B Committee voted 5-1 Tuesday to scuttle legislation that would have overhauled the management of public criminal defense in Louisiana. Several...

Will Louisiana finally get more transparency about how the courts spend...

The Louisiana Legislature’s current judicial budget proposal includes a provision it doesn’t include in most years — a requirement the court system be more...

DCFS would have to make family reunification an immediate priority according...

A bill that would require the Department of Children and Family Services to thoroughly search for adult family members of recently-fostered children within 30...

Louisiana Supreme Court could gain 2 more seats

A bill that would change the number of Louisiana Supreme Court justices from seven to nine and require that each district be equal in...

In Angola’s Oak 4 dormitory Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling douses...

The news spread quickly on Monday from the nation’s highest court to its largest maximum-security prison, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. That morning, in...

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