Jeff Landry

Jeff Landry

Louisiana’s AG has publicly criticized a whistleblower. Will it cost the state money?

BY: - April 22, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is publicly criticizing the professionalism and character of a former employee who raised concerns about sexual harassment within Landry’s department — a strategy which some employment law experts said is financially risky for the state’s taxpayers. “It’s a strategic decision [to criticize a whistleblower publicly], but it is a bit […]

8 unusual things about the sexual misconduct scandal in the Louisiana AG’s Office

BY: - April 21, 2021

The controversy surrounding Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office got a new set of legs this week thanks to a press conference Landry held Tuesday that was largely aimed at criticizing media organizations and a whistleblower who complained that Landry’s former criminal director Pat Magee was sexually harassing women. After the press conference, the whistleblower […]

Former New Orleans District Attorney to lead criminal division for Attorney General

BY: - April 20, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has tapped former Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro to co-lead the criminal division in the Department of Justice at a time when the office is in some turmoil. Cannizzaro will follow  Pat Magee, a friend of Landry’s who  left the office  this year after being accused of mistreating women […]

Louisiana Attorney General to discuss lawsuit over alleged sexual harassment in his office

BY: - April 20, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has scheduled a press conference Tuesday to discuss “human resource issues” and a lawsuit he filed against newspaper reporter Andrea Gallo after she sought records related to sexual misconduct allegations in Landry’s office, The Advocate reported Monday night. Landry will talk the day after he declined to appear before the […]

West Monroe has never elected a Black person to its board; Justice Department steps in

BY: - April 15, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice and the City of West Monroe have settled a voting rights lawsuit after federal officials realized that no Black candidate has ever been elected to the city’s Board of Aldermen despite 30% of the electorate being Black. The city has agreed to change its at-large method of electing its Board […]

Lawmakers override veto of concealed carry bill

AG Jeff Landry pulls La. into lawsuit over California gun control law

BY: - April 2, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has inserted Louisiana into a California gun-rights lawsuit, joining 21 other Republican state attorneys general in filing a legal brief to challenge a gun control law that would prohibit high-capacity magazines in the State of California. Attorneys general  from Louisiana, Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, […]

State AGs urge tech companies to stop vaccine card scams

BY: - April 2, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and 45 other state attorneys general are urging Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to stop scammers from selling blank or fraudulently completed COVID-19 vaccine cards bearing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logo on their platforms, according to a press release from Landry’s office. “The use of your platform to […]

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The novel coronavirus has no politics, but people threatened by it obviously do | Jarvis DeBerry

BY: - April 2, 2021

It is accepted as a truism in the public health world that health information should be communicated to the public by someone other than elected officials — lest that information be rejected by everybody who doesn’t care for those officials or their party. However, people elect mayors, governors and presidents whom they expect to be […]

Louisiana AG Jeff Landry files lawsuit against what he calls President Biden’s ‘attack on American energy independence’

BY: - March 24, 2021

Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed a lawsuit challenging President Joe Biden’s executive order that temporarily suspends new oil and gas leases on public lands or offshore waters. On Wednesday Landry announced in a press release that he is leading 13 state attorneys general in a federal lawsuit against what Landry calls the Biden administration’s […]

Trump-era ‘wealth test’ for immigrants dies in 4th Circuit

BY: - March 18, 2021

A legal dispute over the so-called “wealth test” for immigrants died in the United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday after the court denied a motion by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and other Republican state AGs that would have kept alive an appeal of a lower court ruling that blocked the policy. […]

GOP attorneys general slam tax cut ban in stimulus law as ‘unprecedented and unconstitutional’

BY: - March 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — Republican attorneys general from 21 states are attacking the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief law as an “unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement” on state sovereignty because it restricts tax cuts by states. The attorneys general in a letter to the Treasury Department threatened to take action against the Biden administration over the law’s tax cut provision. […]

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AG Jeff Landry gets dubious ‘Black Hole Award’ for ‘outright contempt’ of government transparency

BY: - March 15, 2021

The Society of Professional Journalists is giving its annual “Black Hole Award” to Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry for his attempt to block a public records request by filing a lawsuit against the reporter who made the request, according to a SPJ press release Monday. The journalism organization gives that dubious distinction to government institutions or […]