Louisiana Passes Amendment Requiring Unanimous Jury Verdicts for Felony Convictions

Since the Jim-Crow era, Louisiana has not required unanimous jury verdicts to obtain a felony conviction in non-capital cases. Historically, it was shown that... More

Summary Judgment Granted on Claim Arising out of Angola Prison Knife Attack

A security officer at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana was sued by an Angola inmate, Alfred Deal, for failing to stop another... More

Decision by Fifth Circuit: Vehicle Passengers’ Arrest for Refusing to Provide Identification Violates 4th Amendment

A recent case, Johnson v. Thibodaux City, 887 F.3d 726 (5thCir. 2018) should be of interest to law enforcement as to the limits of what... More

Baton Rouge Appeals Court Hears Oral Argument on Gov. Edwards’ LGBT-Rights Order

A three-judge panel at the Louisiana Court of Appeals for the First Circuit heard oral argument on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, on whether Governor... More

Louisiana Constitution Requires Payment of Fair Market Value for Levee Improvement Servitudes

In January 2010, in an effort to upgrade the size of permanent levee servitudes, the Board of Commissioners of the South Lafourche Levee District... More

Monumental Decision-Making

In the midst of heated protests in New Orleans surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments, a committee in the Louisiana Legislature has voted to... More

Officers Violate First and Fourth Amendment Rights of Anti-Abortion Protestor and Are Not Entitled to Qualified Immunity

Jonathan Davidson stood in a green space between the parking lot of a commercial strip center which included a Planned Parenthood clinic and U.S.... More

Maybe It’s You: First Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case

In August 2011, a two year-old was at Independence Park in Baton Rouge with his grandmother to watch a football game. While the grandmother’s... More

No Ethical Violation But Orleans Parish Judge Ordered to Reimburse

Respondent was elected to serve as an Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge in 2003. In January 2012, the Judiciary Commission initiated an investigation... More

City Introduces $40 Million Crime Prevention Plan

On January 23, 2017, the City of New Orleans introduced a $40 million crime prevention plan that includes installation of cameras and vehicle-tracking equipment... More