NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court rejected the state attorney general’s request to allow immediate enforcement of state laws against most abortions in a 4-to-2 ruling late Wednesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court has rejected a former sheriff’s deputy’s claim that she should be able to take back her guilty plea in her husband’s death because she made the plea rather than face a jury process that was later found unconstitutional.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court threw out charges Friday against a pastor who flouted restrictions on gatherings early in the coronavirus pandemic, ruling 5-2 that the governor's executive orders violated freedom of religion.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments about a little-known rule that canceled the conviction of a white man who killed himself shortly after the start of his life sentence for killing a Black man.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Jack Crozier Watson, who was a Louisiana Supreme Court justice from 1979 through 1996, has died at the age of 93.
“He was a good friend and I respected him greatly. His opinions were always well written,” said Charles Riddle III, district attorney for Avoyelles Parish, part of the Supreme Court district that Watson served.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will decide whether a white man’s conviction for killing a Black man should be thrown out because he killed himself in prison while appealing the verdict.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court has disbarred a Lafayette attorney accused of failing to properly handle a client’s case, then lying to investigators about it.
Brad Thomas Andrus was formally disbarred, ordered to pay investigation costs and must participate in a program to make his former client whole, the court said in a ruling released Wednesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With the number of COVID-19 cases rising daily in Louisiana, the state Supreme Court building will remain off limits to the public, the court said Wednesday in a news release.
A December closure order was to expire this month, but the court now says the courthouse will remain closed until further notice because of the increase in cases driven by the omicron variant.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday unanimously upheld a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the state’s largest healthcare system.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge who repeatedly used a racial slur in a video recorded at her home and posted to social media resigned in a letter her attorney sent to the Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that a referendum on a proposed casino can be put to a vote in St. Tammany Parish as planned, overturning an appeals court ruling that could have jeopardized the election.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are trying to wade into a political thicket they haven't braved in nearly 25 years: the redrawing of maps setting the state's Supreme Court districts.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s largest health system expressed disappointment with an appellate court's order blocking its decision to fire or discipline north Louisiana employees who refuse its mandate to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court is now faced with the question of whether a police officer — seriously injured by an unknown assailant in a 2016 demonstration against police brutality — has grounds to pursue a lawsuit against the high-profile protest organizer under state law.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana Supreme Court arguments that were postponed last month due to Hurricane Ida have been set for next week.
The court issued a statement Tuesday saying oral arguments will be held Monday through Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana won't be expanding the state Supreme Court, after House lawmakers Wednesday blocked debate on the proposal a day before the legislative session must end.
The bill, co-sponsored by Republican Sen.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the first time in 208 years, a woman will take over as clerk of court at the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Veronica Odinet Koclanes will replace John Olivier when he retires at the end of the year.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two new seats would be added to the Louisiana Supreme Court, under a measuring nearing final legislative passage Monday that is expected to create at least one new majority-minority district on the high court and require a redrawing of districts for the first time in decades.