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  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    October 18, 2014 4:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.... more »
  • High court to Orleans: pay $17M for NOFD pensions

    March 23, 2014 7:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court says the city of New Orleans must pay $17.5 million for its 2012 share of the fire department's retirement fund. The high court's 4-2 ruling Friday upheld decisions last year by Civil District Judge Robin Giarrusso and a state appeal court. City... more »
  • La. high court plans Law Day observances

    April 22, 2013 8:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's Supreme Court plans activities in May to commemorate the nation's annual Law Day observance. Chief Justice Bernette Johnson says the court plans programs to educate school children about the role of judges and the courts. Mock trials and tours of the Supreme Court building on... more »
  • Holder honors first black La. high court justice

    November 11, 2010 10:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The nation's first black attorney general has visited New Orleans to pay tribute to the Louisiana Supreme Court's first black justice. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Thursday at Dillard University's dedication of a mock trial center named after Justice Revius Ortique Jr., who died in 2008... more »
  • High Court Reinstates 30-Year Prison Sentence

    July 8, 2010 7:40 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has reinstated the 30-year sentence of a woman who pleaded guilty to killing one person and injuring three others while driving under the influence of legal and illegal drugs. Marilyn LeBlanc pleaded guilty in March 2008 to one count of vehicular homicide... more »

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