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  • Attorneys to appeal ex-councilman's conviction

    July 19, 2012 6:31 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - A Tangipahoa Parish judge gives five years on probation to a former Tangipahoa Parish councilman convicted on two counts of malfeasance in office. The Advocate reports that Judge Bruce Bennett gave Petitto five years on each count, then suspended the sentence. The case stems from Petitto's... more »
  • New Vilma Lawsuit Asks for Quick Appeal Ruling

    July 1, 2012 3:24 PM

    Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is suing the NFL in federal court, claiming Commissioner Roger Goodell failed to make a timely appeal ruling regarding Vilma's season-long suspension in connection with the league's bounty investigation. The lawsuit filed Saturday night in U.S. District Court in New Orleans also asks for a temporary... more »
  • Man loses appeal in post-Gustav killing

    April 11, 2012 9:21 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied an appeal request for a Chauvin man convicted of killing his friend after Hurricane Gustav in 2008. Authorities said 31-year-old Jason Brown killed 25-year-old Steven LeCompte in September 2008 following a night a night of drinking and arguing that led... more »
  • Ethics board could gain appeal power

    April 4, 2012 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Board of Ethics lost its power to enforce various ethics laws four years ago. Now, the board only investigates ethics complaints. If it decides a violation has occurred, it makes its case to a panel of administrative law judges. The board cannot appeal... more »
  • Downtown Bars Appeal Liquor License Suspensions

    January 17, 2012 4:33 PM

    Seven Lafayette bars in the downtown area are appealing hefty liquor license suspensions at tonight's Lafayette Consolidated Government Meeting. The suspensions come after the bars failed to pay a controversial tax, specially levied against them to pay for downtown police detail. Coming up at 5 & 6, KATC's Maddie will... more »
  • Derrick Todd Lee Gets More Time for Appeal

    December 1, 2010 6:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorneys for alleged serial killer Derrick Todd Lee have until April 15 to prepare the latest appeal of his conviction and death sentence for a murder in 2002. State District Judge Richard Anderson told attorney Gary Clements that may be his last deadline. As he... more »
  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy Appeal

    October 13, 2010 11:20 AM

    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says abruptly ending the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy would have "enormous consequences" for the troops. A day after a federal judge ordered the Pentagon to cease enforcement of its policy barring gays from openly serving in the... more »
  • LA Second Circuit Court of Appeal Taking the Bench on the Road

    September 7, 2010 12:13 PM

    MONREO, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Second Circuit Court of Appeal, featuring three northeastern Louisiana judges, is taking the bench on the road later this month. The News-Star reported on Tuesday that a panel that includes Judge Milton Moore of Monroe, Judge Larry Lolley of Monroe and Judge Felicia Williams of... more »
  • Panel to Hear Marinello Appeal this Week

    August 29, 2010 6:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The appeal of a former radio and television personality serving a life sentence for the murder of his estranged wife will be heard by a three-judge panel this week. The Times-Picayune reports that arguments in Vince Marinello's appeal will be heardI Wesday before 3rd Circuit Court... more »
  • ACLU's appeal set on single-sex classes

    August 25, 2010 9:37 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals set oral arguments for Oct. 5 to consider the ACLU's appeal of a federal district judge's decision to allow single gender classes to continue at a Kaplan middle school. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the... more »
  • Queen Elizabeth II Appeal For World Unity and Peace

    July 6, 2010 3:38 PM

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at the United Nations where she's expected to appeal for world unity and peace. The 84-year-old British monarch last visited the United Nations in 1957. The queen arrived in the United States on Tuesday at Kennedy Airport after visiting Canada. After... more »
  • Oil Moratorium Judgement Awaits Appeal Process

    June 24, 2010 12:13 AM

    With the Obama administration asking a judge to delay a court ruling that overturned the moratorium on new drilling in the Gulf, many in Acadiana were left with unanswered questions on how the moratorium and the appeal affect them. Eric Drummond moved to Lafayette a few weeks ago with a... more »
  • White House to Appeal Ruling Against Drilling Ban

    June 22, 2010 8:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Tuesday it will immediately appeal a federal judge's ruling against the Obama administration's moratorium on new deepwater drilling. A New Orleans judge on Tuesday blocked the six-month ban imposed in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, saying the Interior Department had failed... more »
  • White House intends to immediately appeal a federal judge's ruling

    June 22, 2010 4:06 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the White House intends to immediately appeal a federal judge's ruling against a moratorium on new deepwater drilling. A New Orleans judge on Tuesday blocked the six-month ban imposed in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, saying the Interior Department had... more »
  • Judge: Felony bars ex-police juror from election

    February 12, 2010 10:36 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge rules that a former Vermilion Parish police juror cannot run for Abbeville City Council because he pleaded guilty in 2005 to a felony. Ernal "E.J." Broussard says he will appeal the ruling handed down Thursday by Judge Marilyn Castle. Councilman Francis Touchet... more »
  • Attorney David Chatelain appointed judge pro tempore

    January 6, 2010 11:27 AM

    Attorney David Chatelain has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal according to Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll. Chatelain fills the vacancy created by the death of Judge Michael G. Sullivan. Chatelain will serve from January 4,... more »
  • Group home files appeal

    December 3, 2009 1:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lawyers for a Lafayette group home whose license was revoked last month have filed an appeal with the Louisiana Department of Social Services. The state license for Harmony Center's Vermilion Group Home was pulled after an October inspection. DSS said it found children were... more »
  • Vermilion Group Home plans appeal of closure

    November 10, 2009 9:19 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - An official with a Lafayette group home said the company will appeal the state's recent decision to revoke its license. Last week, the state cited at least 10 infractions in its decision to revoke the license of the Vermilion Group Home. Collis Temple, executive director of... more »

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