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  • Lawyers: Edmonson retirement lift unconstitutional

    August 16, 2014 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legal analysis says a big retirement boost for Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, was passed in an unconstitutional manner. The Advocate reports that the nine-page legal letter recommends that the Louisiana State Police Retirement System refuse to pay enhanced benefits to... more »
  • ACLU: Law banning begging is unconstitutional

    August 21, 2013 9:27 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union's Louisiana chapter says Slidell police are violating the First Amendment rights of panhandlers in the city by arresting them. The ACLU has asked the city to immediately stop the arrests. A police spokesman tells The Advocate the department is awaiting the... more »
  • Judge: Military's ban on gays is unconstitutional

    September 9, 2010 9:48 PM

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge in Southern California on Thursday declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment rights of gay and lesbians. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips granted a request for an injunction halting the government's "don't ask,... more »
  • RANT: Do You Think Arizona's Law Is Unconstitutional

    July 6, 2010 5:17 PM

    PHOENIX (AP) - The federal government took a momentous step into the immigration debate Tuesday when it filed a lawsuit seeking to throw out Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants, calling it a law that blatantly violates the Constitution. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Phoenix sets the stage for... more »
  • Jindal Says Health Care Unconstitutional

    March 22, 2010 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says the congressional health care legislation approved this weekend is unconstitutional. Jindal said Monday that he's asked Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office to work with other states to protest the Democrats' health overhaul. The governor asserts states' rights privileges and contends... more »

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