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Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

Landry to treasurer, bond commission: Halt New Orleans financing for not enforcing abortion law

BY: - July 19, 2022

This potentially puts at jeopardy a plan to finance the construction of a new power plant for the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.

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Restraining order blocking Louisiana abortion ban to stay in place, judge decides

BY: - July 19, 2022

A state district judge in Baton Rouge will keep a temporary restraining order in effect while the court considers whether Louisiana’s abortion ban is legal. Judge Donald Johnson issued his ruling Tuesday that prevents Attorney General Jeff Landry and the state health department from enforcing the state’s abortion prohibition. The judge extended the temporary restraining […]

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Ruling on Louisiana abortion ban expected as early as Tuesday

BY: - July 18, 2022

State District Judge Don Johnson declined Monday to rule in the lawsuit challenging Louisiana's abortion ban

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UPDATED: Ruling on Louisiana abortion ban expected as soon as Tuesday

BY: - July 18, 2022

State District Judge Don Johnson heard arguments Monday in the lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s abortion ban. He directed the parties involved to submit “proposed judgments” for him to consider. A temporary restraining order preventing the ban from being enforced will remain in effect pending Johnson’s decision. Johnson granted attorneys for the defendants, Attorney General Jeff Landry […]

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AG Jeff Landry’s motion in NAACP lawsuit raises curiosity in political circles

BY: - July 15, 2022

In a case that has sparked curiosity within political circles, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that Louisiana Supreme Court Justice John Weimer can run for reelection against the wishes of the NAACP and, strangely, Attorney General Jeff Landry. U.S. District Court Judge John deGravelles, for the Middle District of Louisiana, lifted a stay that had […]

Arrest confirms Indiana abortion for Ohio 10-year-old

BY: - July 13, 2022

The arrest presumably provides the proof of the girl’s existence that Ohio Republicans have been saying they haven’t been able to find.

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Louisiana abortion ban blocked once again by judge pending Monday hearing

BY: - July 12, 2022

Louisiana officials have once again been restrained from enforcing the state’s stringent abortion ban, this time by a state judge in Baton Rouge. Judge Don Johnson issued the temporary restraining order Tuesday in 19th Judicial District Court, prohibiting Attorney General Jeff Landry and Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Courtney Phillips from enforcing the state’s abortion […]

Clergy who back abortion rights prepare for new role

BY: - July 11, 2022

Anti-abortion protestors toting Christian iconography outside an abortion clinic are a common sight. While they garner a lot of attention, their vocal stance is far from the only religious view on abortion. Clergy with a pro-abortion rights stance want to remedy that.  Rabbi Sarah Smiley, who leads the United Jewish Congregation of Baton Rouge, said […]

Supreme Court gun rights decision upends state restrictions

BY: - July 11, 2022

Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month that expanded the right to carry firearms outside the home, gun rights activist Andrew Namiki Roberts rushed to the Honolulu Police Department to apply for four permits to carry handguns in public. He was fourth in line, surrounded by excited Hawaii gun owners who felt vindicated […]

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Louisiana abortion ban in effect after judge moves case

BY: - July 8, 2022

NEW ORLEANS — A Orleans Parish judge has removed a temporary order blocking Louisiana’s ban on nearly all abortions from taking effect while moving a lawsuit that challenges the state’s abortion law to Baton Rouge. Judge Ethel Julien’s decision effectively closes the three clinics in Louisiana that provide abortion services. Facilities in Baton Rouge, New […]

Federal judge vacancies present ticking clock for Democrats

Federal judge vacancies present ticking clock for Democrats

BY: - July 7, 2022

Louisiana has three judicial vacancies on its federal courts — two of which are considered “judicial emergencies” — yet the Biden administration has not submitted any nominees to fill the seats.  The situation is similar nationwide with more than 80 federal court vacancies that have no nominees, and Senate Democrats so far have no plans […]

Protesters, supporters look to the future on last day of legal abortion in Mississippi

BY: - July 6, 2022

JACKSON, Mississippi – When the last patient went inside Mississippi’s only abortion clinic on the final day of legal abortion in the state, escort Derenda Hancock packed up stray bottles of Coca-Cola and water next to the driveway she has guarded for nine years. Wearing aviator sunglasses that hid her eyes, she leaned silently against […]