Louisiana

445 ABA Journal Louisiana articles.

1000s Protest in Jena (and Elsewhere)

In a protest largely launched by bloggers that some are calling the dawn of a new 21st century civil rights movement, more than 15,000 people from around the country reportedly…

March on Jena Protests Justice System

A civil rights march tomorrow expected to draw tens of thousands to a tiny central Louisiana town isn’t just about perceived injustice concerning six black high school students.

It’s about…

35 La. Deaths: Nursing Home Owners Not Guilty

In a case that has focused criticism on the prosecution, two 60-something owners of St. Rita’s nursing home in Louisiana have been acquitted of 35 charges of negligent homicide. Their…

Murder Capital of US: New Orleans

Updated: Per capita, New Orleans has by far the most murders of any city in the country. And that’s not likely to change until authorities get a grip on the…

Saggy Pants Ban Fails in CT Town

Saggy pants are getting the attention of town councils that want to stop the epidemic of exposed underwear and buttocks.

The Connecticut town of Stratford yesterday rejected a proposed ordinance…

Molester’s Appeal Backfires

A convicted child molester who spent years appealing for release unwittingly extended his Louisiana prison stay—for life.

Sherman Burton has been in state prison since 1999, appealing his 20-year sentence.…

New La. Law School: ‘Biblical Worldview’

A new law school with a “biblical worldview” is being established by Louisiana College, a Baptist institution in Pineville founded in 1906.

Joe Aguillard, the college president, says the new…

Katrina Tax Break Promotes Luxe Condos

Federal tax breaks billed as providing rebuilding aid for areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina are promoting construction of luxurious homes far inland.

As…

Trial in 35 Katrina Nursing Home Deaths

Jury selection began today in the trial of two owners of a Louisiana nursing home where 35 patients died during Hurricane Katrina, allegedly because they defied a mandatory order to…

Home-Demolition Derby in New Orleans

Chanel Debose has spent $90,000 to fix up her New Orleans home since Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. But it is now reportedly on the list of homes to be demolished as…

Katrina Hospital Murder Case Closed, But Civil Cases Continue

The criminal case against two nurses and a doctor accused of murdering hospital patients while working under horrendous conditions during Hurricane Katrina is now at an end, following a grand…

Suit: Insurer Issued False Katrina Reports

A federal whistleblower lawsuit ordered unsealed today claims that State Farm Insurance Co. pressured engineers investigating homeowner claims to falsify reports about the cause of damage from Hurricane Katrina.

Instead…

Raid of Congressman’s Office Improper

A federal appeals court ruled today that the FBI must return privileged legislative documents seized in a raid of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson’s office last year.

Jefferson was indicted after…

Rebuilding Project

Hurricane Katrina washed out Louisiana’s justice system. Now it may be on the verge of moving into the 21st century.

No Murder Charges for Katrina Doctor

A grand jury in New Orleans has refused to indict a doctor accused of murdering four hospitalized patients by having them injected with a lethal drug cocktail in the aftermath…

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