Louisiana pro-life leaders celebrate Kavanaugh
Posted on 10/6/2018 4:17:00 PM.

Louisiana pro-life advocates are celebrating the ascension of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. With his appointment, the conservative bloc now commands a five to four majority on the highest court of the land. Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Ben Clapper says there’s a 14-week fetal dismemberment ban that could be the test case that outlaws abortion.
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Female Louisiana Lawyers Sign Petition Urging Senators to Vote Against Kavanaugh Confirmation
Posted on 10/5/2018 1:53:00 PM.

Nearly 200 female Louisiana lawyers have signed a petition urging the state’s two US Senators to vote against the Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The document highlights the judge’s temperament during the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing as enough to disqualify him from consideration.
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Louisiana’s Republican US Senators say FBI report confirms Brett Kavanaugh is innocent of the sexual misconduct allegations
Posted on 10/5/2018 7:49:00 AM.

Louisiana’s Republican U.S. Senators say an FBI report confirms Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is innocent of the sexual misconduct allegations made against him. John Kennedy wishes the report could be made public. 
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Kennedy officially backs Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
Posted on 9/7/2018 2:42:00 PM.

After four days of hearings, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy says he’s ready to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the newest member of the US Supreme Court. Kennedy, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says that vote will occur later this month.
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Senator Kennedy meets Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Posted on 7/24/2018 5:47:00 PM.

US Senator John Kennedy got a chance to sit down and talk with President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The conversation stuck mostly to personal topics, as Kennedy said he was keen to get to know the man. The Senator says the two talked about family, teaching, and a LSU hero.
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Senate approves bill to give parole eligibility to juvenile killers
Posted on 4/27/2017 10:50:00 AM.

A bill to provide parole eligibility for juveniles convicted of murder has been approved by the state Senate. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor says his proposal would bring Louisiana in line with a 2012 Supreme Court decision that prohibits juvenile offenders from receiving life sentences without parole. The measure would provide parole eligibility after 25 years for juveniles who received life sentences after June 25, 2012.
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U.S. Senator John Kennedy backs Supreme Court nominee
Posted on 3/20/2017 3:37:00 PM.

Confirmation hearings are underway for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee, Neil Gorsuch. U.S. Senator John Kennedy supports the president’s pick and says Gorsuch is especially qualified to be a justice. He says he’s read a number of Gorsuch’s opinions on cases he’s ruled on as a federal appeals judge, and it’s apparent he is extremely intelligent.
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LSU professor previews Supreme Court nominee announcement
Posted on 1/31/2017 5:19:00 AM.

President Donald Trump will announce who he plans to nominate for Supreme Court Justice tonight to replace the late Antonin Scalia. LSU Political Science Professor James Stoner expects Trump will appoint someone who will have a strong Republican voice on the nation’s highest court for at least the next couple of decades.
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Supreme Court will not hear Ray Nagin's appeal
Posted on 10/6/2016 10:37:00 AM.

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear former-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s appeal of his 2014 public corruption conviction. Legal analyst Chick Foret says this means Nagin will have to serve out the remaining 8 years of his 10 year sentence, because there is no other court that can hear his appeal.
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New Louisiana abortion laws facing a court challenge
Posted on 7/6/2016 2:07:00 AM.

Abortion providers in Louisiana have filed suit over seven abortion laws enacted this year. The Center for Reproductive Rights brought forward the federal suit to keep the rules from taking effect on August 1. But Deanna Wallace with Louisiana Right to Life says these laws are needed, because abortion doctors refuse to consider common sense protections for the safety of women.
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