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Louisiana asks court to allow abortion ban enforcement

Jul. 05, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court has been asked to allow enforcement of Louisiana's ban on most abortions, Attorney General Jeff Landry's office said Tuesday. A north Louisiana abortion clinic and other abortion rights advocates are arguing against Landry's request. ...

Arizona, Louisiana among states grappling over abortion bans

Jun. 30, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Arizona’s attorney general says a total abortion ban that has been on the books since before statehood can be enforced and Louisiana's attorney general is warning doctors against performing abortions even while a ban there is temporarily blocked, as states grapple with...

Supreme Court's abortion ruling sets off new court fights

Jun. 27, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Judges temporarily blocked abortion bans Monday in Louisiana and Utah, while a federal court in South Carolina said a law sharply restricting the procedure would take effect there immediately as the battle over whether women may end pregnancies shifted from the nation’s...

Nursing home owner whose residents suffered in Ida arrested

Jun. 22, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes who sent more than 800 of his elderly residents to a crowded, ill-equipped warehouse to ride out Hurricane Ida last year was arrested Wednesday on fraud and cruelty charges arising from the squalid conditions. Bob Glynn...

Legislators ask more time to comply with redistricting order

Jun. 14, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

Louisiana’s legislative leaders are asking for at least 10 more days to comply with a federal judge’s order to redraw congressional districts so two have Black majorities. On Tuesday, the judge scheduled a hearing on that request, to be held Thursday. Also Tuesday, a federal...

Louisiana justices toss COVID-related charges against pastor

May. 13, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court threw out charges Friday against a pastor who flouted restrictions on gatherings early in the coronavirus pandemic, ruling 5-2 that the governor's executive orders violated freedom of religion. “This is a tremendous win for religious...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

May. 05, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

The Advocate. May 3, 2022. Editorial: Throw away the keys on juvenile offenders? We tried that, and it didn’t work. The bipartisan movement of recent years to rethink Louisiana’s traditional lock-em-up approach to criminal justice — a strategy that led to mass...

Biden 'cost of carbon' policy survives another legal hurdle

Apr. 14, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a victory for President Joe Biden, a federal appeals court Thursday refused to revisit its March decision reviving administration plans to account for potential damage from greenhouse gas emissions when creating rules for pollution-generating industries. A...