Category: Courts

Louisiana Cracking Down on DWIs through Labor Day Weekend

Law enforcement agencies across Louisiana will be cracking down on DWIs as part of its “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which provides increased money and patrols to combat DWIs. Alcohol is a factor […]

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Judge Jackson Lambasts New Domestic Violence Law

Judge Bonnie Jackson of the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge stated in court that a new domestic violence law, referred to as “Gwen’s Law”, needs to be challenged. The new law differs from […]

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Orleans Traffic, Municipal Court Could Move to Bywater Neighborhood

The New Orleans Traffic and Municipal Court located in Mid-City on Broad Ave could potentially move to the abandoned Naval base located at Chartres and Poland Ave, some judges and NOPD officers say. The move […]

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Proposed Marijuana Bill Dies in State Senate

“I’m done. That’s it,” Senator JP Morrell (D-New Orleans) was overheard saying as he walked away from the podium. This frustration came after a bill seeking to reduce penalties for simple marijuana possession, potentially saving […]

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Warantless Blood Tests for DWIs Causing Concern in the Supreme Court

Is a non consented blood test considered an unreasonable search and therefore prohibited under the Fourth Amendment? On Wed, January 9, 2013 the Supreme Court heard arguments about a Missouri man who was given a […]

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City Agencies Could Pocket Property Tax Windfall

As many residents are aware, New Orleans’ new city-wide assessor, Erroll Williams, recently raised the assessments of over 41,000 local properties. Although this sort of action has typically occurred in quadrennial valuation years; 2012 happens […]

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NOLA Cab Companies Sue to Block Overhaul

3 individuals and 6 taxi companies have filed suit to block new city rules governing cab companies. The new rules would require taxi fleets to eliminate all vehicles over 11 years old and to ensure […]

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U.S Attorney General Eric Holder, others to announce consent decree

The federal consent decree over the New Orleans Police Department will be announced today at 3:45pm at Gallier Hall by U.S Attorney General Eric Holder, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other local and federal […]

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Judge Lynda Van Davis Resigns from Criminal Court

Criminal District Court Judge, Lynda Van Davis–who had recently come under scrutiny for frequent absences from the bench and an overflowing docket–announced yeseterday that she will be resigning. Van Davis was the subject of a […]

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‘Devastating Louisiana Medicaid cuts anticipated

This Friday, July 13, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration plans to move forward with its expected budget cuts of hundreds of millions of dollars. Advocates of the public healthcare advise the governor that this act will […]

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Panel on La. Prison Population and Sentencing Tonight at Loyola

Loyola University will host a panel this evening on the burgeoning Louisiana prison population and the state’s tough sentencing guidelines. Featured speakers will include Times-Picayune reporter, Cindy Chang, an author of the influential eight-part series […]

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Gov. Jindal Signs Bill Changing the Camera Ticket Appeal Process

Governor, Bobby Jindal signed a bill today that will change the procedure for challenging New Orleans Traffic Camera tickets. The “Photo Safety Program” as it is known has sparked a considerable amount of controversy since […]

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***SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT ALERT: TREME, FRIDAY 5/18***

The New Orleans Police Department’s Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint, in Treme, beginning at approximately 9:00 P.M. and will conclude at approximately 5:00 A.M. Motorists will experience minimal delays and should have the […]

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New Bill Aims to Change How Citizens Contest N.O. Traffic Tickets

A bill sponsored by Louisiana State Senator J.P. Morrell (D – New Orleans) is looking to change the appeals process for people who get traffic camera tickets in the city. The bill would give drivers […]

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***DWI Checkpoint Uptown, Thursday March 1***

Thursday March 1, 2012, the New Orleans Police Department’s Traffic Section will conduct a DWI Checkpoint beginning at approximately 9:00 P.M. and concluding at approximately 5:00 A.M. in the Uptown area. Motorists will experience minimal […]

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NOPD Makes Arrest in Harry “Mike” Ainsworth Case

Yesterday New Orleans detectives arrested the man they believe gunned down an Algiers father last month when he tried to stop a carjacking in progress. Officers picked up 17-year-old Kendall Harrison at his school in […]

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With Murder Soaring, NOLA Seeks to Enforce Youth Curfew

199 people were killed in New Orleans last year – 10 times the national average and a 14% increase over 2010. This January, the murder rate continued to skyrocket, with 25 killed, putting New Orleans […]

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NOPD Reverses Controversial Practice

Earlier this week, we reported on the murder of good Samaritan Harry “Mike” Ainsworth, who was shot to death while attempting to stop a carjacking. In accordance with a year-long policy of releasing the criminal […]

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