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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, […]

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 […]

Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

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 […]

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Ruling for the press over Louisiana AG Jeff Landry is sadly unsatisfying

BY: - March 5, 2021

As he was ruling for Advocate | Times-Picayune reporter Andrea Gallo who got sued by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry when she submitted a public records request to the AG’s office, Judge Timothy Kelley of the 19th Judicial District in Baton Rouge rejected an argument that Landry needed to be fined. A ruling that Landry […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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Appeal of Louisiana’s emergency election rules comes too late to change Nov. 3 rules

BY: and - October 13, 2020

In a move that has the potential to confuse Louisiana residents who will start voting Friday for president, the U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress, Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry on Tuesday appealed a federal judge’s ruling that establishes the emergency rules for that election. However, the appeal will […]

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By ordering a pandemic emergency election plan, federal judge does what Kyle Ardoin should have

BY: - September 17, 2020

Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin should have fought for Louisiana voters who demanded a way to cast their ballots in November and December without risking exposure to the novel coronavirus. Louisiana has been hit particularly hard by that virus and continues to lead the country in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases per capita. […]

Governor reinstates face mask mandate

Louisiana’s face-mask order gets push back from multiple sources across the state

BY: and - July 17, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards’ new mask mandate is getting push back and resistance from officials, businesses and attorneys across Louisiana. A Jefferson Parish law firm is even offering to represent, at no cost, businesses that are reprimanded for violating the mask mandate. Stephen Petit, an attorney and founder of Petit Law Firm in Harahan, on his […]