The Supreme Court Has Adopted a Conduct Code, but Who Will Enforce It?

November 14, 2023

This article was originally published on Propublica.org. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Series: Friends of the Court: SCOTUS Justices’ Beneficial Relationships With Billionaire Donors Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ decadeslong friendship with real estate tycoon Harlan Crow […]


Abortion Providers Challenge Trigger Laws in Louisiana After SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade; Temporary Restraining Order Issued

June 27, 2022

Abortion Providers Challenge Trigger Laws in Louisiana After Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade Center for Reproductive Rights and Boies Schiller Flexner Seek Emergency Relief as Clinics Forced to Close Breaking: In response, a Louisiana judge has granted a temporary restraining order temporarily blocking the trigger bans from taking effect. 06.27.22 (PRESS RELEASE) — In the aftermath […]


Mega Church Minister Tony Spell’s Case Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

November 29, 2020

Central, Louisiana’s Reverend Tony Spell is back in the news. This time a petition to hear his case was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Associate Justice Samuel Alito declined to bring the case for review before the entire court, without comment. Spell’s claim that his First Amendment rights have been violated by Louisiana’s coronavirus […]


BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions in 5-4 Decision

June 29, 2020

In an historic re-affirmation of precedent, the United States Supreme Court held that Louisiana’s admitting privileges law for abortion providers was unconstitutional today.  In this case, captioned June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, the justices were split 5-4, with Chief Justice Roberts siding with the majority. The impact of this decision for Louisiana is that […]


Orleans Parish Democratic Executives Request Kavanaugh Investigation

September 27, 2018

Nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault isn’t just a controversy in Washington DC; it’s now a serious local issue with New Orleans Democratic Party officials. At 8:30 PM, in a closed-door meeting at Orleans Civil District Court, the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee passed Resolution R-18-1, “Resolution in Full Support […]


The Progressive’s Weekend: 9/21 – 9/23

September 21, 2018

Past policies, beyond bickering and right at the doorstep of our inner child, this is The Progressive’s Weekend! With all of the hyperbole – earned and unearned – and rightful suspicions surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, joy at the end of the work week may feel sucked from your very soul. After all, what’s […]


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