Louisiana Supreme Court

House petition case: Governor asks court to stop GOP from interfering

Louisiana Supreme Court redistricting bill falls short in House

BY: - June 8, 2021

A redistricting bill that would add two Louisiana Supreme Court seats and allow lawmakers to redraw the entire district map failed to pass in the Louisiana House on Monday. Thirty Democrats, joined by one Republican and one independent, voted against the measure after GOP lawmakers struck from the bill a requirement to consider racial demographics […]

House petition case: Governor asks court to stop GOP from interfering

Louisiana Supreme Court could gain 2 more seats

BY: - May 19, 2021

A bill that would change the number of Louisiana Supreme Court justices from seven to nine and require that each district be equal in population cleared a House and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday. Senate Bill 163, co-sponsored by Sen. Patrick McMath (R-Covington) and Sen. Jimmy Harris (D-New Orleans), is a proposed constitutional amendment that […]

Courtroom Gavel

A return to normalcy may also mean a return to jury duty

BY: - March 17, 2021

The Louisiana Supreme Court has lifted a COVID-19-related moratorium on jury trials and is granting judges across the state permission to hold in-person trials in April. Louisianians called to report for jury duty should expect to find a court system committed to keeping them safe, Chief Justice John Weimer said in a March 12 press […]

COMMENTARY
House petition case: Governor asks court to stop GOP from interfering

Monument to segregationist E.D. White should be removed, not placed next to Chief Justice Bernette Johnson’s museum

BY: - January 5, 2021

Guest column by Okyeame Haley On Saturday, Jan 2., in true pandemic fashion, admirers of Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson drove around the Louisiana Supreme Court building in New Orleans’ French Quarter to  honor her  retirement as the first African-American woman on the Louisiana Supreme Court and the first African-American chief justice.  I was happy […]

House petition case: Governor asks court to stop GOP from interfering

Statue of Edward White, segregationist judge, moved from outside La. Supreme Court building to inside

BY: - December 23, 2020

The statue of Edward Douglass White Jr., a Confederate soldier who served on the Louisiana Supreme Court, was relocated from outside the court building on Royal Street Wednesday to inside, a court official said. Deputy judicial administrator Robert Gunn said the bronze statue has been placed “near the Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson Supreme Court […]

House petition case: Governor asks court to stop GOP from interfering

Law school grads will now take ‘open-book’ bar exam

BY: - August 12, 2020

The Louisiana Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday making the state bar exam an “open-book” email test due to the ongoing risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The order applies to the next two scheduled Bar exams on Aug. 24 and Oct. 10, according to a Louisiana Supreme Court press release. The bar exam is […]

House petition case: Governor asks court to stop GOP from interfering

Judges forcing in-court appearances are violating the law, disability-rights activists say

BY: - July 7, 2020

Concerned about evictions that are already taking place and fearing an overwhelming wave of evictions on the horizon, a collection of civil rights attorneys, fair housing advocates and disability-rights advocates has asked Louisiana Chief Justice Bernette Johnson to order lower courts to make reasonable accommodations for people who are more vulnerable to COVID-19. In a […]