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401 ABA Journal Louisiana articles.

Several states pass laws authorizing ‘In God We Trust’ motto in schools and other public buildings

Public schools could provide a new legal battleground on religion in public venues as more states pass laws authorizing the posting of “In God We Trust” in public schools.

Seven…

Source of Solace: Off the bench, federal judge dedicates time to helping others
U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey co-founded SOLACE more than 15 years ago. Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel—All Concern Encouraged members try to help fellow members of the legal community and their families in times of need.
Supreme Court returns conservation battle over dusky gopher frog to 5th Circuit appeals court

A challenge to the government’s critical habitat designation for the endangered dusky gopher frog is going back to a federal appeals court for another round.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled…

Ballot measures give felons the right to vote, overturn Jim Crow-era jury law and legalize marijuana
Beyond the fight for Congress, voters across the country were presented with major criminal justice reform initiatives on Tuesday's ballot.
Will abortion controversies get Supreme Court hearing? Planned Parenthood funding cases await action

Several abortion cases working their way through the courts could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court, although it’s unclear whether the court will want to take up the politically…

Clio acquires Lexicata, launches customer relationship product Clio Grow

Clio has acquired Lexicata, a cloud-based client intake and management tool, and is launching Clio Grow, a customer relationship management feature.

The announcement was made Thursday morning by Clio CEO…

Clio Cloud Conference 2018 returns to New Orleans with a new software competition

Celebrating 10 years in business, the Clio Cloud Conference will bring lawyers and technologists to New Orleans this week.

The conference, which takes place Thursday and Friday at the…

Are free speech and academic freedom under assault at colleges and universities?
Many see the case of Teresa Buchanan at Louisiana State University as emblematic of the precarious state of academic freedom for college and university professors. Others view the case as an example of the perils of applying a categorical rule to limit professorial speech.
House of Delegates urges end to mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims
After a year in which sexual harassment in the workplace has taken center stage, the ABA House of Delegates voted to urge legal employers not to require mandatory arbitration of such claims.
Louisiana, Oregon should require unanimous juries for felony convictions, ABA House urges
Only two states, Louisiana and Oregon, permit felony convictions by a less than unanimous vote. At Monday’s meeting, the ABA House of Delegates voted to urge those states to end the practice, raising concerns about how well it serves justice.
Judge steps aside amid allegations of groping, using PD as example of appropriate looks
A New Orleans judge has taken a voluntary leave of absence after allegations surfaced that he groped a courthouse worker and made inappropriate comments when teaching drug court participants about proper appearance.
Louisiana man convicted of attempted manslaughter for shooting at fleeing home invader

A Louisiana man has been convicted of attempted manslaughter for shooting into the car of a fleeing home invader who allegedly held three people at rifle-point before being disarmed.

Jurors…

Was Brown v. Board of Education correctly decided? These judicial nominees won’t answer

For around 60 years, conservative and liberal judicial nominees praised the school desegregation decision Brown v. Board of Education as a groundbreaking statement of equality by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Why Louisiana’s attorney general declined to prosecute police in fatal shooting of Alton Sterling

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said Tuesday that he was declining to prosecute two Baton Rouge police officers in the July 2016 shooting death of a black man selling CDs…

Jury service had unexpected benefit for these 2 people

Kris Gerig and Sarah Abbott first met when they served on a New Orleans jury in August 2015 for a theft case.

They were back in court on March 14…

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