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  • Judge blocks law requiring birth certificates to marry

    August 9, 2017 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has permanently blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that prevented foreign-born U.S. citizens from getting married if they couldn't produce a birth certificate. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle's ruling Tuesday resolves a lawsuit that Lafayette resident Viet Anh Vo filed last year... more »
  • Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law unconstitutional

    July 30, 2016 3:07 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - A federal appeals court says a North Carolina law illegally targeted minorities with tougher ballot-access rules, such as requiring photo identification to vote, adding a new partisan flashpoint in a swing state with a raft of hotly contested elections. The ruling Friday by the 4th Circuit Court... more »
  • Lawmakers agree to allow college student ID cards for voting

    June 2, 2016 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In a few years, Louisiana college students would be able to use their university ID cards to vote in state elections, if the governor agrees to a proposal passed by lawmakers. The bill by Rep. Randal Gaines, a LaPlace Democrat, calls for the higher education system governing... more »
  • State police head: Louisiana gets extension on ID compliance

    October 9, 2015 6:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of Louisiana's state police says the state received an extension to comply with federal REAL ID rules that go into effect this weekend. Col. Mike Edmonson said Friday that he had been told by Department of Homeland Security officials that Louisiana's request for an extension... more »
  • La. congressional members ask for extension on new ID rules

    October 6, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Most of Louisiana's congressional delegation asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to let state residents continue to use their driver's licenses to enter federal courthouses and offices. Louisiana driver's licenses won't have all security measures of the decade-old REAL ID law in time for an Oct. 10... more »
  • New Louisiana public school student ID system developed

    May 5, 2015 5:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Public school students will soon be assigned new student identification numbers. The state education department says the Louisiana Secure Student ID system required under state law has been developed. Agency spokesman Barry Landry says the department is working with school districts to test the new system and regional... more »

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