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  • Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    August 30, 2014 11:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he's optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will determine whether the recovery will... more »
  • High court will hear appeal over illegal threats

    June 16, 2014 8:45 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic formats where the speaker's intent is not always clear. The court on Monday agreed to take up the case of an eastern Pennsylvania man sentenced... more »
  • LaCAN's Disability Rights Rally Play Video

    March 13, 2014 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Citizens for Action Now is hosting a Disability Rights Rally at the State Capitol. LaCAN is an initiative of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council. The council's Executive Director Sandee Winchell and Ashley McReynolds appeared on 2une In Thursday to talk about the event. The... more »
  • Businessman: Baton Rouge hurt because it's not progressive enough

    January 20, 2014 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Advocates of gay rights want Baton Rouge to have an open discussion on being more accepting, and they believe doing so will make the city even more appealing to new businesses. Joe Traigle has been working to make Baton Rouge more equality friendly for nearly two decades... more »
  • Retired army general fights for environment

    November 15, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man known for turning around the Hurricane Katrina recovery is now leading the fight over Louisiana's environmental issues. Retired Army Lieutenant General Russel Honore is spearheading an effort to change the way industries are regulated. Honore joined the battle after the sinkhole formed in... more »
  • Jesse Jackson to visit GSU

    October 29, 2013 2:08 PM

    GRAMBLING- He's fought for civil rights and negotiated freedom for hostages, but can Jesse Jackson close the rift between students and the administration at Grambling State University? School leaders say that Jackson will come to the campus to help promote a period of healing. The school's been in the national... more »
  • Judge: inmate's rights were violated, calls for release

    October 1, 2013 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal district judge decided a convicted killer should be freed from his sentence, citing issues with how the man was indicted a number of years ago. Chief Judge Brian Jackson said the rights of Herman Wallace were violated because there were no women on the jury... more »
  • Obama promising to protect minority voting rights

    July 29, 2013 4:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is promising not to let one election go by without protecting minority voting rights. The president met privately Monday with more than a dozen civil rights leaders to talk about strengthening the Voting Rights Act. Last month the Supreme Court struck down the most powerful... more »
  • Group: Voter registration grew at assistance sites

    July 17, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A voting rights group says thousands of poor Louisianians have registered to vote because of its pressure on state public assistance agencies to provide the applications. Nonprofit organization Project Vote says more than 29,000 people applied to vote in 2011 and 2012 through sites that offer registration... more »
  • State lawmakers kill law requiring equal pay for men, women

    May 15, 2013 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers rejected a law that would prohibit some employers from paying women less than men doing the same job. Sen. Edwin Murray's "Equal Pay for Women Act" was killed by one vote. Nineteen senators voted for it and 18 against; 20 votes are needed to pass. ... more »
  • Pro-gun bills approved by La. House committee Play Video

    April 17, 2013 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are advancing a batch of bills they say are aimed at pre-empting any stricter gun laws that could make it out of Congress. In heated exchanges over five hours of debate, the House Criminal Justice Committee approved Wednesday an array of "state's rights" gun regulations.... more »
  • High court hears case on federal benefits for gays

    March 27, 2013 8:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is hearing the second of back-to-back gay marriage cases, a constitutional challenge to the law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples. A section of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act says marriage may only be... more »
  • Committee votes to block gun information

    February 26, 2013 11:28 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi Senate committee approved a bill that would make it difficult to get information on weapon permits, including concealed carry permits. The bill would exclude the permit information from the state public records act. A court order would be required to obtain the data. A representative... more »
  • Bryant: Miss. should resist federal limits on guns

    January 16, 2013 11:09 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday that he wants the state to resist any presidential order that might restrict gun rights. Republican Bryant made the call shortly before President Barack Obama issued 23 executive orders designed to curb gun violence. "I am asking that you immediately pass... more »
  • NRA vows to defend gun rights after WH meeting

    January 10, 2013 3:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - The nation's largest gun-rights lobby says some participants at its White House meeting seemed more interested in demonizing the Second Amendment than keeping students safe. The National Rifle Association met with Vice President Joe Biden's school safety study group on Thursday and afterward said the participants spent most... more »
  • Guns for protection is topic at meeting Play Video

    January 9, 2013 9:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The top four guns for personal protection was the topic at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker luncheon. Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Greg Phares and coroner Beau Clark took part in the discussion. East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Party Chairman Woody Jenkins says the meeting was a... more »
  • High court to take new look at voting rights law

    November 9, 2012 2:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says it will consider eliminating the government's chief weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. Acting three days after the election, the justices are agreeing Friday to hear a constitutional challenge to the part of the landmark Voting Rights Act that requires... more »
  • Obama vows to protect women's health care rights

    October 25, 2012 1:32 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - A new Associated Press-GfK poll suggests Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama's advantage among women. Obama has been renewing his pitch to female voters today. In the midst of a marathon, cross-country campaign trip, he made a veiled reference to Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's comment... more »
  • Federal hotline set up on Arizona immigration

    June 25, 2012 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons. The hotline phone number is 1-855-353-1010. The email is: SB1070(at)usdoj.gov. The Supreme... more »
  • Court takes another look at N.O. gun rights suit

    May 22, 2012 4:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a gun-rights case backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, a federal appeals court is ordering New Orleans law-enforcement authorities to explain why they're holding onto a handgun seized from a painting contractor nearly four years ago during an arrest on drug and weapons charges that... more »
  • Judge rules La. sex law violates offenders' rights

    March 30, 2012 7:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has ruled that a Louisiana law violates the constitutional rights of people who were required to register as sex offenders after they were convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's ruling Thursday says state lawmakers had no... more »
  • State officials question naming rights proposal

    February 14, 2012 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials are questioning the wisdom of a proposal being considered by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board to buy the naming rights to the New Orleans Arena. Houma-area state Sen. Norby Chabert said Tuesday that several south Louisiana lawmakers think the proposal is... more »
  • Man claims deputy took away more than his rights

    June 27, 2011 6:44 PM

    BLANKS, La.- A man from Pointe Coupee Parish says a sheriff's deputy took away more than just his rights. Arthur Smith told News 2 that Deputy Corey Beach took his camera away after he started filming a crash that happened in front of his home late Saturday night. A... more »
  • Dozens of protestors removed from Wisconsin capitol

    March 10, 2011 2:14 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin lawmakers are again debating their governor's plan to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers ahead of a vote that's expected to pass the measure. The state Assembly convened Thursday afternoon after being delayed by protests that prompted a temporary lockdown and security... more »
  • Federal lawsuit alleges racial discrimination

    February 1, 2011 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 230 current and former employees at a Baton Rouge-based oil services company have filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying they were forced to work in facilities where racist graffiti, slurs and discrimination are commonplace. The lawsuit was filed this week in a Texas federal court against... more »
  • ACLU: Suspension over Facebook message went too far

    January 12, 2011 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A student suspended after posting a message on Facebook which said he hated his teacher has had the suspension reversed, according to the ACLU of Louisiana. According to a press release from the ACLU, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System removed the suspension from the student's... more »
  • La. panel declines action in truck stop tiger case

    December 3, 2010 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An animal-rights activist made an impassioned plea to state wildlife commissioners, calling on them to withhold renewal of a permit allowing an Interstate 10 truck stop to keep a live tiger on display. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission members declined Thursday to intervene in the matter. One... more »
  • Judge rules no rights violation in bridge blockade

    September 21, 2010 6:06 PM

    U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon has ruled in favor of the police in the lawsuit alleging constitutional rights violations on the part of the Jefferson Parish police in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. WWL-TV reported Tuesday that Lemmon dismissed most of the claims against Gretna Police Chief Arthur... more »
  • Former officer sentenced in civil rights case

    August 19, 2010 7:07 AM

    A former Patterson police officer convicted in September 2009 of a misdemeanor civil rights violation has been sentenced to one year in federal prison. Jeffrey Jermaine Prince is convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in May 2008 when she arrived at the Patterson Jail to visit her brother, who was... more »
  • NFL, Saints fire back over `Who Dat?'

    April 23, 2010 3:50 PM

    A court fight over who owns the rights to "Who Dat?" is escalating with the NFL and the New Orleans Saints filing trademark counterclaims against the company that made a 1983 recording of what became the popular cheer of Saints fans. On March 4, Who Dat? Inc. filed suit... more »
  • Federal civil rights suit settled in Baton Rouge

    March 25, 2010 10:59 AM

    The East Baton Rouge Metro Council has voted to pay $300,000 to settle a federal civil rights suit filed by a Baton Rouge man seriously injured by police in a 2006 arrest. Abraham Barousalian was arrested following a routing traffic stop, after an officer saw an open bottle of... more »

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