Veto Override Session Likely to Revolve Around Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

July 14, 2023

The Louisiana Legislature will head into a veto override session on Tuesday, after a majority of lawmakers declined to submit ballots that would have cancelled the veto session. Although Gov. Edwards vetoed 25 bills and portions of three pieces of budget legislation, it's believed the three anti-LGBTQ+ measures will be at the core of this override session.


Gov. Edwards Vetoes Slate of Anti-LGBTQ Bills

July 5, 2023

Late last week, Edwards vetoed a version of Florida's so-called "Don't Say Gay" law (HB 466), the "Stop Harming Our Kids Act" (HB 648), which would have banned gender-affirming care for transgender children, and the "Given Name Act" (HB 81), which would required school employees to use only the name and pronouns on a student's birth certificate without written permission from a parent or guardian.


SCOTUS Rejects Trump-Backed Election Theory, Deals Blow to Republican Lawmakers

June 28, 2023

On Tuesday the Supreme Court issued a rejection of a theory pushed by Republicans that could have fundamentally changed the country’s election process and allowed for unchecked gerrymandering of election maps. In Moore v. Harper, Republican lawmakers asked the justices to reinstate North Carolina’s gerrymandered congressional map after the state’s Supreme Court struck it down, […]


OPINION: Can Catholic Federal Judges Rule Objectively In Catholic Church Cases?

June 26, 2023

There is a crisis in the Federal Louisiana Eastern District Courts. Federal Judges Wendy Vitter, Jay Zainey, Sarah Vance, Ivan Lemelle, Lance Africk immediately recused themselves from the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Federal Bankruptcy case. They are some of New Orleans’ fourteen federal district judges and five magistrates, who mostly handle pre-trial matters. Later, under pressure, Federal […]


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