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Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jun. 13, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

The Advocate. June 9, 2024. Editorial: Session was jam-packed with action, but its impact less clear If there’s a word for the annual legislative session that ended last week — indeed, for the three sessions that lawmakers have held since they took office in...

New Orleans plans to spiff up as host of next year's Super Bowl

Jun. 04, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans hosts its 11th Super Bowl next year and the preparations involve showcasing the city's heralded architecture, music, food and celebratory culture while addressing its myriad challenges, including crime, pockets of homelessness and an antiquated drainage system. ...

Louisiana lawmakers approve surgical castration option for those guilty of sex crimes against kids

Jun. 03, 2024 21:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana judges could order surgical castration for people convicted of sex crimes against young children under legislation approved Monday, and if Republican Gov. Jeff Landry signs it into law, the state apparently would be the first with such a punishment. ...

Louisiana's GOP-dominated Legislature concludes three-month-long regular session

Jun. 03, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers adjourned the 2024 legislative session on Monday, a three-month-long gathering of the GOP-controlled body marked by the passage of a slew of conservative policies that could reshape various aspects of the state. The regular session was...

Louisiana law that could limit filming of police hampers key tool for racial justice, attorneys say

Jun. 01, 2024 10:00 AM EDT

A new Louisiana law that makes it a crime to approach within 25 feet (7.6 meters) of a police officer under certain circumstances is an affront to the movement for racial justice and violates the First Amendment, civil rights attorneys say. Critics have said the law — signed this...

Louisiana may soon require public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

May. 30, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana could soon become the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom — in another expansion of religion into day-to-day life by a Republican-dominated legislature. The legislation received final...

New Louisiana law will criminalize approaching police under certain circumstances

May. 29, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Critics of a new Louisiana law, which makes it a crime to approach within 25 feet (7.6 meters) of a police officer under certain circumstances, fear that the measure could hinder the public’s ability to film officers — a tool that has increasingly been used to hold...

Louisiana governor signs bill making two abortion drugs controlled dangerous substances

May. 24, 2024 19:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — First-of-its-kind legislation that classifies two abortion-inducing drugs as controlled and dangerous substances was signed into law Friday by Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry. The Republican governor announced his signing of the bill in Baton Rouge a day after it...

Louisiana Legislature approves bill classifying abortion pills as controlled dangerous substances

May. 23, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two abortion-inducing drugs could soon be reclassified as controlled and dangerous substances in Louisiana under a first-of-its-kind bill that received final legislative passage Thursday and is expected to be signed into law by the governor. Supporters of...

Louisiana governor declares emergency after severe storms leave 3 dead

May. 22, 2024 13:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A state of emergency has been ordered in Lousiana after severe storms swept through last week, knocking out power to nearly 160,000 people and leaving three dead, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Gov. Jeff Landry signed the emergency...