HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Dallas judge has halted the scheduled execution of a Texas woman that was set for Tuesday evening. She would have been the first woman put to death in the U.S. in three years. The order from state District Judge Larry Mitchell moves the execution of 51-year-old... more »
WASHINGTON - A panel of three federal judges in Washington has upheld South Carolina's voter identification law, but says the state cannot put it in practice until 2013. The judges say in their unanimous ruling that time is too short to put the law in effect ahead of the Nov.... more »
BATON ROUGE- Next week, people caught with misdemeanor warrants go to jail.
The misdemeanors range from DWI's, to speeding tickets and domestic violence charges.
The city jail opens 24-7 for the second time next week, for two weeks. But some of that effort may be worthless.
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BATON ROUGE, La.- A panel studying pay for Louisiana judges says lawmakers should bump up judges' salaries for the next two years, to get them to the average paid to judges across the South. The Judicial Compensation Commission voted Wednesday for the proposal, which would need backing from the Legislature... more »
BATON ROUGE - When lawmakers gather next month to redraw Louisiana's political district lines, maps for the Louisiana Supreme Court and state appeals courts may be left on the cutting room floor.
Lawmakers are required to redraw the boundary lines of congressional, legislative, Public Service Commission and education board... more »