Jeff Landry

Jeff Landry fights to keep Trump immigration rule that Biden changed

BY: - March 11, 2021

President Joe Biden’s administration declined March 9 to defend in court a policy established by President Donald Trump that denied entry into the United States for immigrants that the government predicted would eventually need some kind of public benefits.  The U.S. Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed pending cases, and according […]

AG Jeff Landry signs onto $100M settlement offer from Freeport -McMoran for its damage to Louisiana’s coast

BY: - March 4, 2021

A lawsuit pursuing financial restitution for damages by a petrochemical company to Louisiana’s natural storm buffer moved forward Thursday, when the state’s attorney general signed onto a $100 million settlement agreement. For years, parishes have been pursuing lawsuits against oil and gas companies for ripping up the state’s wetlands, furthering the state’s coastal land loss […]

Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

Attorney General Jeff Landry declines to join other AGs in singling out U.S. Capitol attack for condemnation

BY: - January 14, 2021

Attorney General Jeff Landry declined to sign a letter 50 other state attorneys general sent to the U.S. Department of Justice Tuesday condemning the right-wing attack on the U.S. Capitol.  Landry had previously declined to participate in a similar gesture by a group of 15 Republican attorneys general condemning that attack. Instead, Landry issued a […]

Head of Republican attorneys general group resigns amid Capitol robocall controversy

BY: - January 12, 2021

The executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) resigned Monday after news outlets exposed that the association played a part in organizing Wednesday’s rally that turned into a riotous mob that ransacked the U.S. Capitol and directly led to five deaths. Executive Director Adam Piper submitted his resignation after initially denying his organization […]

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry tied to group that summoned ‘patriots’ to Capitol to ‘stop the steal’

BY: - January 7, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry belongs to an association that helped lead, finance and organize the right-wing rally on behalf of President Donald Trump that ended with a violent attack at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. The Rule of Law Defense Fund, an affiliate of the Republican Attorneys General Association, for which Landry served as chairman, […]

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Clay Higgins

The Good, Bad and Ugly in 2020 Louisiana politics

BY: - January 1, 2021

No year in recent memory offered Louisiana’s political leaders more opportunity to shine than 2020. If the state’s citizens ever needed those who manage their government institutions to provide courageous policies and competent leadership, the year past was it. Fortunately, Louisiana had some such leaders. Unfortunately, too many failed the test, cultivated their own narrow […]

AG Jeff Landry pulls Louisiana into another conservative-backed lawsuit — NRA v. New York

BY: - December 24, 2020

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has inserted the state into another lawsuit championed by conservatives — this one involving the State of New York and the National Rifle Association. New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a civil case against four NRA executives accusing them of siphoning off the nonprofit’s money for their own […]

Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

Internet sex crimes against children have increased — just not as much as AG Jeff Landry says

BY: - December 23, 2020

Reports of internet crimes against children in Louisiana are up significantly since last year, according to records from the Louisiana Attorney General’s office, but those records show the increase isn’t nearly as dramatic as Attorney General Jeff Landry has claimed. Landry’s office received 2,308 reports of online sexual predators in 2019, and as of Dec.15, […]

Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

LA attorney general vows to help musician Lauren Daigle in dispute with New Orleans mayor

BY: - December 14, 2020

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has taken sides in the dispute between Christian musician Lauren Daigle and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, vowing in an open letter Monday to protect Daigle’s legal rights. The dispute stems from an illegally-held music concert in November, in which Daigle participated. The Nov. 7 concert, titled “Let Us Worship” […]

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In the case of Ka’Mauri Harrison, it’s the Jefferson Parish School Board versus everybody with sense

BY: - December 11, 2020

The most powerful elected officials in Louisiana rushed to defend 9-year-old Ka’Mauri Harrison when the Jefferson Parish School System suspended him for inadvertently making a BB gun visible as he virtually took a test assigned by his 4th-grade teacher. Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and every Louisiana lawmaker who voted on […]

Louisiana joins anti-trust lawsuit against Facebook

BY: - December 9, 2020

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry joined with 48 other state attorneys general Wednesday in an anti-trust lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the company has continuously destroyed or bought out competitors to maintain a monopoly in the social media sphere.  The lawsuit accuses Facebook of illegally acquiring competitors, such as Instagram and What’s App in a predatory […]

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Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

Ruling for Gov. Edwards is as much a loss for Jeff Landry as it is for House Republicans

BY: - November 13, 2020

In an attempt to be cute, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry tweeted Monday that the statute Republicans in the Louisiana House used to order a halt to the governor’s public health emergency order is so simple that even a Bama fan can understand it. Landry’s tweet — meant as an insult to Gov. John Bel […]