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Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

White House pledges to fight court order on oil and gas leases brought by Louisiana lawsuit

BY: - August 17, 2021

The Biden administration plans to appeal a federal court decision forcing the government to restart oil and gas leases that have been paused since January. But administration officials are also promising to comply in a way that takes into account the damage caused by fossil fuel development. The two-part move worries progressive activists and members […]

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Louisiana children threatened but don’t find a protector in Landry | Tammy C. Barney

BY: - August 11, 2021

The COVID-19 numbers are rising again, but this time our children are bearing the brunt of the coronavirus. At Children’s Hospital New Orleans, 1,000 children were seen in the emergency room in one week; 132 were COVID positive. Eighteen children have been hospitalized with COVID-19, nine are under the age of 2. Six are in […]

Jeff Landry challenges John Bel Edwards’ authority on K-12 schools mask mandate

BY: - August 7, 2021

Attorney General Jeff Landry believes that only Louisiana’s state school board — not Gov. John Bel Edwards — can put a mask mandate in place in K-12 schools this coming school year. Landry, a Republican, issued a legal opinion stating as much Friday, three days after the governor’s mask mandate for all indoor spaces, including […]

AG Landry back out of medical college vaccine lawsuit

AG Landry backs out of vaccine lawsuit against medical college

BY: - August 5, 2021

Two days after filing a lawsuit against a private medical college in Northeast Louisiana, Attorney General Jeff Landry has withdrawn and is no longer a party in the claim that three students were allegedly punished for refusing to comply with the school’s coronavirus vaccine requirement. Landry joined three students from Edward Via College of Osteopathic […]

Allegations ‘simply untrue,’ medical school says of Louisiana AG’s lawsuit

BY: - August 5, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s lawsuit claiming a Northeast Louisiana medical school has “blackballed” or punished three students who are refusing the COVID-19 vaccine is “simply untrue,” the college provost said Wednesday after learning Landry had filed a lawsuit against the school.   In an emailed statement to the Illuminator, Dr. Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, the president and […]

John Bel Edwards says Jeff Landry is undermining Louisiana’s COVID-19 vaccine efforts

BY: - August 4, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that Attorney General Jeff Landry is undermining the state’s efforts to get the COVID-19 crisis under control by assisting anti-vaccine and anti-masking campaigns.  “Quite frankly, I don’t believe he’s consulting with any public health experts and what he’s doing has no basis in the law,” Edwards, a Democrat, said […]

Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

Jeff Landry sues Louisiana medical school over vaccine mandate

BY: - August 4, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed a federal lawsuit against a medical college housed on the campus of the University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM) on behalf of three students who were denied an exemption to the school’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.  Landry filed the suit on Tuesday in the U.S. Western District Court in Monroe, requesting […]

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4 private Louisiana universities are approved to require COVID-19 vaccinations

BY: - July 27, 2021

Dillard University, Loyola University New Orleans, Tulane University and Xavier University are the only Louisiana schools that have requested and received approval from the Office of Public Health to require the COVID-19 vaccine for people on campus ahead of the fall semester. The University of Holy Cross in New Orleans will also require their students, […]

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Louisiana’s historic veto override session: Winners and losers 

BY: - July 22, 2021

Republican leaders in the Louisiana Legislature ended the first veto override session in the history of the state Wednesday, three days earlier than the session had to end, when it became obvious the Republican leadership didn’t have enough votes to override any of the governor’s vetoes. They had the option of staying until Saturday at […]

Louisiana to receive $325M from opioid settlement case

BY: - July 21, 2021

Louisiana should receive more than $325 million as part of a settlement that multiple states and local governments reached with three drug companies and a company that manufactured and marketed opioids, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Wednesday. Landry was part of a bipartisan group of attorneys general from across the United States who accused […]

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Louisiana Legislature allows for more child sex abuse lawsuits — including against the Catholic Church

BY: - June 10, 2021

The Catholic Church and other major institutions accused of mistreating children stand to lose a lot more money to lawsuits brought by victims of abuse under a bill unanimously approved by the Louisiana Legislature Thursday.  House Bill 492, sponsored by Rep. Jason Hughes, D-New Orleans, removes the time limit for civil lawsuits over child abuse. […]

Governor vetoes election grants bill — again

Gov. Edwards vetoes La. Legislature’s bill opposing election grants — again

BY: - June 8, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed a bill Monday that would have prohibited state and local election officials from receiving grants or donations from private or nonprofit organizations to help defray election-related expenses. House Bill 20, sponsored by Rep. Blake Miguez (R-Erath), was Republican lawmakers’ second attempt in as many legislative sessions to prohibit local officials […]