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  • Ladner appeals adverse ruling in federal case

    July 13, 2014 1:34 PM

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - A former Hancock County road department manager is appealing a Mississippi judge's refusal to throw out his conviction in a Hurricane Katrina kickback case. Roger Ladner, the former road manager, was sentenced to five years in prison in 2012. Ladner also was ordered to... more »
  • W. Feliciana won't appeal charter election ruling

    July 23, 2013 10:10 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury has decided against appealing a judge's ruling barring the jury from calling an Oct. 19 election on the question of nullifying the parish's home-rule charter. Voters approved the charter by a 337-vote margin Nov. 6, but key provisions of... more »
  • States promise quick action after court ruling

    June 26, 2013 6:13 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of 15 states, many of them in the old Confederacy, from having to ask Washington's permission before changing election procedures in jurisdictions with... more »
  • No ETA for sanity ruling in boy's beheading case

    February 19, 2013 9:41 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Attorneys don't know when a Lafourche Parish judge will rule on whether a man accused of beheading his disabled son is able to help his attorneys and therefore fit to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder of 7-year-old Jori Lirette. Jeremiah Wright's attorneys have... more »
  • Ruling delayed in Avoyelles desegregation case

    October 11, 2012 8:14 AM

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - The Avoyelles Parish school district's quest to get out from under a decades-old desegregation order has been delayed. The Town-Talk reports the board's motion to be declared unitary in facilities was denied by federal court. U.S. District Judge Dee Drell denied the motion pending the submission... 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 »
  • Key ruling expected in Philly priest-abuse case

    January 25, 2012 10:11 AM

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Will a Catholic monsignor be left to defend the sins of the Philadelphia archdiocese in the child sex-abuse scandal? A judge Wednesday may rule on whether prosecutors can use dozens of old priest-abuse allegations at Monsignor William Lynn's upcoming child-endangerment trial. Defense lawyers insist Lynn should only... more »
  • Feds hope to overturn Katrina flood ruling

    November 9, 2011 6:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government is seeking to overturn a 2009 ruling that found the Army Corps of Engineers responsible for massive flooding after Hurricane Katrina because it failed to properly maintain a navigation channel. A landmark ruling by U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval is scheduled to be... more »
  • Ruling in Tiger Truck Stop case tossed

    August 30, 2011 9:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge appeals court has threw out a judge's ruling that barred state officials from issuing any new permits to an Iberville Parish truck stop to keep a 550-pound tiger on display. On Monday, a three-judge panel of the state's 1st Circuit Court of... more »
  • Miami Court Upheld Ruling Overturned Law Banning Adoption by Gays

    September 22, 2010 11:32 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - A Miami appeals court has upheld a ruling overturning Florida's law banning adoption by gays. The 3rd District Court of Appeal issued its decision Wednesday affirming a lower court's decision that the ban is unconstitutional. Florida is the only state with a law flatly banning gays from... more »
  • Government appeals ruling on FCC indecency rule

    August 26, 2010 10:13 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York threw out... 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 »
  • DNR Secretary urges EPA To Revoke Greenhouse Gas Ruling

    December 28, 2009 11:32 AM

    Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Scott Angelle is calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its actions in taking steps toward a rule-making process that could create new restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions. In a letter to the EPA, Angelle calls on the EPA... more »

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