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  • La Supreme Court considers teen robber's 99-year sentence

    September 18, 2016 4:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court is considering whether recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings about juveniles convicted of murder mean a juvenile robber's 99-year sentence is unconstitutional. Alden Morgan is now 35. He was 17 years old when he held up a couple with their baby daughter. The New Orleans... more »
  • Judge rules La. anti-abortion law unconstitutional

    January 26, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Jindal-era law which would have required abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals is unconstitutional. U. S. District Court Judge John deGravelles said the law, Act 620, places too much of an undue burden on women in... more »
  • US judge says Obama immigration action invalid

    December 16, 2014 3:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal judge in Pittsburgh is declaring that President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab says Obama's order in November designed to spare millions living illegally in the United States from deportation amounts to "unilateral legislative action" in violation of... more »
  • President's plan for illegals met with criticism in La. Play Video

    November 20, 2014 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - President Barack Obama's unprecedented executive order protecting five million illegal immigrants from deportation is being met with harsh criticism. "This is an issue of the president going above and beyond the powers that he has granted to him by the constitution," Louisiana Republican Party spokesman Ben... more »
  • State judge finds gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    September 22, 2014 4:55 PM

    LAFAYETTE- A state district judge ruled the Louisiana ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional Monday. Judge Edward Rubin's ruling comes not long after a federal judge in New Orleans ruled against the matter in an unrelated case. KATC.com, WBRZ's news partner in the Acadiana region of Louisiana, reported... more »
  • Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada gay marriage laws in court

    September 8, 2014 2:07 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - For the first time since it declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, the federal appeals court will hear arguments over same-sex weddings. State and federal court judges have been striking down bans in more than a dozen states at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S.... more »
  • Federal judge upholds La. same-sex marriage ban

    September 3, 2014 11:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages, as well as the state's refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's ruling Wednesday broke a string of 20-plus court wins for supporters of same-sex marriage since the U.S.... more »
  • Lawyers: Edmonson retirement lift unconstitutional

    August 16, 2014 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A legal analysis says a big retirement boost for Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, was passed in an unconstitutional manner. The nine-page legal letter recommends that the Louisiana State Police Retirement System refuse to pay enhanced benefits to Edmonson and Trooper Louis Boquet,... more »
  • Mississippi abortion law ruled unconstitutional

    July 29, 2014 7:57 PM

    JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI- The Mississippi law that would have closed the state's only abortion clinic was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court. The law was passed in 2012 and required doctors at the clinic to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. Doctors at Jackson Women's Health organization... more »
  • Sheriff to deputies: no longer enforce outdated sodomy statute Play Video

    July 29, 2013 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff Sid Gautreaux issued a memo Monday, telling deputies not to arrest people using an outdated anti-sodomy law. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional nearly ten years ago, but it was never removed from the Louisiana law code. A dozen men have been arrested for... more »
  • La. Supreme Court hearing on 2012 controversial legislative items

    March 19, 2013 7:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for the state are defending two centerpieces of Gov. Bobby Jindal's 2012 legislative agenda - both found unconstitutional. The Louisiana Supreme Court hears back-to-back arguments Tuesday afternoon about the expanded school voucher program and the plan to shift future rank-and-file state workers to a 401(k)-style retirement... more »
  • Judge throws out Jindal's teacher tenure revamp

    March 4, 2013 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has thrown out Gov. Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure laws as unconstitutional because it was contained in legislation with too many other items. Judge Michael Caldwell previously had thrown out parts of the education law that limited the authority of local school boards. But he... more »
  • Judge rules state retirement plan unconstitutional

    January 24, 2013 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge has ruled Gov. Bobby Jindal's 401(k)-style retirement plan for future rank-and-file state workers unconstitutional. The Retired State Employees Association of Louisiana claimed the law is unconstitutional because it didn't get a two-thirds vote in the state House of Representatives. State District Judge William... more »

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