Louisiana

Criminal Justice

Proposed consent decree would reform Ferguson policing and municipal courts

Legal Ethics

Disbarment recommended for lawyer who called disciplinary counsel a ‘pimp’ and ‘Oreo’

Constitutional Law

Federal judge allows removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans

Public Defenders

ACLU lawsuit challenges waiting list for PD representation

Public Defenders

PD’s office says it will begin refusing serious felony cases

Media & Communications Law

Louisiana lawyer sues People magazine over story about his wife’s cold-case slaying

White-Collar Crime

Federal judge acquits 2 attorneys on multiple counts in movie tax-fraud case

Criminal Justice

Lawyer’s marijuana-sting arrest put him on the right path, he says

Court Security

Man disarmed deputy, committed suicide in courthouse, authorities say

Public Defenders

PD’s office says it can’t accept any more cases; ethics prof sees triage system

Animal Law

Lawsuit seeks to save chimp from solitary confinement

Criminal Justice

Judge accused of making false residency claim is convicted

Criminal Justice

Lawyer charged in incident at judge’s home was a crime victim minutes earlier, his counsel says

Civil Rights

Former police chief gets time, another takes plea for using stun gun on compliant inmates

Legal Ethics

Lawyer who bought detox shampoo for client is disbarred

Trials & Litigation

‘Angola Three’ prisoner to be tried a third time in guard’s death, despite district judge’s order

Legal Rebels Profile

Arthur Hunter Jr.: From cop to judge to fighting recidivism

Asked and Answered

How a program at an infamous prison helps inmates re-enter society (podcast with transcript)

Health Law

Planned Parenthood chapter sues Louisiana officials to block planned cuts in Medicaid funds

Criminal Justice

Anonymous ‘cyberbullying’ by prosecutors deprived cops of fair trial, 5th Circuit says