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Family of Black man killed by Lafayette police complain of information...

The family of Trayford Pellerin, the 31-year-old Black man who was fatally shot 10 times by Lafayette police on Aug. 21, spoke to the...

Will COVID-19 delay the Supreme Court confirmation hearings?

One of the few obstacles that could prevent Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice this year is the coronavirus. That...

Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, and D.C....

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday introduced federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee, setting off...

Republican senators gathering the votes to proceed with U.S. Supreme Court...

WASHINGTON — Two key Republican senators indicated Monday they won’t stand in the way of a furious effort by the Senate GOP to confirm...

President Trump promises a Supreme Court nominee this week

President Donald Trump said Monday that he would announce a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by either Friday...

Governor Edwards wins in one federal court, takes the stand in...

LAFAYETTE — Gov. John Bel Edwards took the stand in a federal court hearing Monday to defend the restrictions on bars that he enacted...

Legal challenge to Gov. Edwards’ order closing bars is rejected by...

A musician, a caterer and two bar owners who asked a Baton Rouge judge to rule against Gov. John Bel Edwards’ emergency order that...

Court ruling striking split-jury verdicts should mean the release of inmates...

Using the term “Jim Crow juries” to describe the divided panels that sent an untold number of Louisianians to life imprisonment, the Promise of...

How many burial sites are on the land where Formosa Plastics...

Rise St. James and Formosa Plastics don’t agree about what’s going to happen in the future.  The environmental justice group says air, water and...

Judges forcing in-court appearances are violating the law, disability-rights activists say

Concerned about evictions that are already taking place and fearing an overwhelming wave of evictions on the horizon, a collection of civil rights attorneys,...

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