Accused Endymion drunk driver faces 22 additional charges
Posted on 2/28/2017 1:34:00 PM.

The accused drunk driver in the Endymion parade crash is facing more and more charges and the victim count rises. Neilson Rizzuto has been charged with an additional 22 counts of negligent vehicular injury. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says that number could still go up because the victim count is up to 32.

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Legal analyst says manslaughter fits evidence in Cardell Hayes trial
Posted on 12/12/2016 11:38:00 AM.

Cardell Hayes has been found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of former-Saints player Will Smith. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says it isn’t surprising the jury went for the manslaughter charge. He says the verdict is consistent with the evidence.

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Saints players show up in support of Will Smith on first day of trial
Posted on 12/6/2016 5:50:00 PM.

The first day of the murder trial for former-Saints star Will Smith was filled with emotional testimony. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says the biggest surprise was that former running back Deuce McAllister took the stand early in the day to testify about his friendship with Smith and his time with the Saints.

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Congressman Boustany suing over prostitution claims
Posted on 10/4/2016 12:02:00 PM.

Congressman Charles Boustany has filed a lawsuit against author Ethan Brown and publisher Simon and Schuster after a recently released book claims Boustany had relationships with prostitutes in Jefferson Davis Parish. Loyola Law Professor Dane Ciolino says this will be an uphill battle, because it’s hard to prove Brown wrote these allegations with actual malice.

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High court ruling on Texas abortion law could mean Louisiana is next
Posted on 6/27/2016 12:09:00 PM.

The Supreme Court struck down a Texas abortion law today, which could mean a similar Louisiana law is coming off the books as well. The law required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals, and Louisiana has similar legislation. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says the ramifications of this ruling could reach into our state.

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Federal judge strikes down abortion law
Posted on 1/26/2016 6:28:00 PM.
A federal judge in Baton Rouge strikes down a Louisiana law that required abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on this very same case in March.
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US Supreme Court rules juvenile offenders serving life must be given chance at parole
Posted on 1/25/2016 1:47:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Juveniles tried and convicted as adults must be given a shot at parole, the US Supreme Court ruled today on a case out of Baton Rouge. When Henry Montgomery was 17, he killed an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy and has been at Angola since the 1963 murder.
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Bond set at $1 million each for two charged in Jeremy Mardis' death
Posted on 11/9/2015 11:54:00 AM.
Bond for the two men arrested in the death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis has been set at $1 million each.  Norris Greenhouse, Jr. and Derrick Stafford are charged with second degree murder in the child's death.  
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Ray Nagin's appeal is heard today
Posted on 10/5/2015 3:41:00 AM.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's appeal to his conviction on fraud charges is heard in a federal courtroom today.  Nagin was convicted on 20 counts last year and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.  
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ACLU says prayer boxes at school violates the Constitution
Posted on 9/29/2015 10:59:00 AM.
The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing the Bossier Parish School Board of violating the US Constitution by allowing the Fellowship of Student Athletes to set up prayer boxes at Airline High School in Bossier City. Loyola Law Professor Dane Ciolino says this does appear to go against the First Amendment's Establishment of Religion Clause.
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