Posts filtered by tags: Louisiana[x]


 

How Leander Perez’s Vicious Racism Backfired and Saved Jury Trials

All Gary Duncan wanted to do was prevent a fight between some Black and white kids. But when the 19-year old African-American lightly touched the arm of a 14-year-old white boy named Herman Landry in what he felt was a paternal, conciliatory gesture, Landry’s response was, “My people can put you in jail for that.”This was in October 1966, in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, at the height of the civil rights era. Plaquemines was, thanks to the oil and fishing industries, one of the wealthiest rural...
Tags: Hbo, New York, News, Oregon, Court, New Orleans, Louisiana, Martin Luther King, Miranda, BLM, Jim Crow, White, Duncan, Perez, Landry, U S Supreme Court


Will He Go?: An Interview with Lawrence Douglas

I recently spoke with Lawrence Douglas (Amherst) about his new book, Will He Go? Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020 (Twelve Books, 2020). JB: Why did you write this book? LD: Shortly after Trump’s inauguration, I began writing contributing opinion pieces for The Guardian. My very first piece was about Trump’s claim that three to five million illegal voters had robbed him of a popular vote victory over Hillary Clinton. At the time I wrote, “that same script could be called upon...
Tags: New York, Congress, Senate, White House, Court, Georgia, Gop, Hillary Clinton, US Postal Service, House, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Jim Crow, Litigation, Branding, Guest Blogger


Why a Black man from Louisiana is serving a life sentence for stealing hedge clippers

Louisiana's highest court won't review a life sentence for Fair Wayne Bryant, who was convicted of attempting to steal a pair of hedge clippers in 1997.
Tags: News, Louisiana, Wayne Bryant


California tops 10,000 COVID deaths, 3rd highest

SACRAMENTO — California has surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus, making it the U.S. state with the third-highest deaths since the start of the pandemic. The figure was reported Friday by Johns Hopkins University, with 10,024 dead since the outbreak began in California in February. New York has the highest number of deaths at more than 32,000, followed by New Jersey with nearly 16,000. California is the nation’s most populous state with 40 million people. The first known COVID-related de...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, England, New York, London, News, Greece, California, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Milwaukee, India, Office, Alabama, California News


Black man's life sentence upheld for stealing hedge clippers 20 years ago

A Black Louisiana man will spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing hedge clippers, after the Louisiana Supreme Court denied his request to have his sentence overturned last week.
Tags: News, Stories, Louisiana, Louisiana Supreme Court


Louisiana Supreme Court upholds man's life sentence for stealing hedge clippers

A Black Louisiana man will spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing hedge clippers, after the Louisiana Supreme Court denied his request to have his sentence overturned last week.
Tags: News, Stories, Louisiana, Louisiana Supreme Court


Pro-Trump Group’s Lies Were Too Big for Facebook

Facebook has tried hard not to fact-check the political content on its platform but a multimillion dollar pro-Trump political action committee’s troubles with the truth were so egregious, the social media company temporarily suspended their account on Thursday.  The company took action against the account for the Committee to Defend the President, a political action committee which began in 2013 as an anti-Hillary Clinton group but which has since changed its focus to pro-Trump activism. “As a r...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Reagan, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, United States, Fox News, Louisiana, Biden, Cnbc, Committee, Trump, Sen Bob Menendez


Black man's life sentence in stolen hedge clippers case is 'cruel and unusual,' Louisiana judge says

Repeat offender laws sent Fair Wayne Bryant to prison for life after trying to steal hedge clippers. Louisiana’s Supreme Court won't review the case.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Louisiana, Fair Wayne Bryant


Addison Rae is the world's top-earning TikTok star, according to Forbes. She shared the inside story of her rise to fame.

Addison Rae Easterling, 19, is one of the top TikTok influencers in the world with over 54 million followers on the app. She began posting videos in July 2019 for fun and by December she decided to go all-in and moved out to Los Angeles from Louisiana. Easterling is known for her dance videos on TikTok and for being a member of the popular group the Hype House. She spoke with Business Insider in April about her rapid success online and how she is building a larger business with merchandise and...
Tags: Spotify, Hollywood, California, LSU, Los Angeles, Trends, Louisiana, Mariah Carey, American Eagle, Kourtney Kardashian, Business Insider, Forbes, Carey, Louisiana State University, Oreal, Reebok


Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man's life sentence for stealing hedge clippers more than 20 years ago

A Black Louisiana man will spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing hedge clippers, after the Louisiana Supreme Court denied his request to have his sentence overturned last week.
Tags: Cnn, Louisiana, Black, Louisiana Supreme Court


Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man's life sentence for stealing 20 years ago

A Black Louisiana man will spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing hedge clippers, after the Louisiana Supreme Court denied his request to have his sentence overturned last week.
Tags: News, Stories, Louisiana, Black, Louisiana Supreme Court


Ugly summer stories of southern justice in the form of extreme over-sentencing

The dog days of summer seems especially doggy this year, and here are a couple of notably ugly summer sentencing stories are part of this reality: From CNN, "Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man's life sentence for stealing hedge clippers more than 20 years ago."  An excerpt: A Black Louisiana man will spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing hedge clippers, after the Louisiana Supreme Court denied his request to have his sentence overturned last week. Fair Wayne Bryant, 62...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Iraq, Alabama, Arizona, Fox News, Louisiana, TBI, Black, Bryant, Louisiana Supreme Court, Worsley, Second Circuit Court, Douglas A Berman, Bernette Johnson, CNN Louisiana Supreme Court


Pence slams Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as 'a disappointment to conservatives'

The vice president blasted the judge over his recent rulings, including a vote to strike down a Louisiana law that upset anti-abortion advocates.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Louisiana, John Roberts


Pence Attacks SCOTUS Chief Justice Roberts: ‘A Disappointment To Conservatives’

Vice President Mike Pence publicly slammed conservative Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday over his unexpected (and pivotal) role in dealing right-wingers several defeats in key court battles. “We have great respect for the institution of the Supreme Court of the United States, but Chief Justice John Roberts has been a disappointment to conservatives, whether it be the Obamacare decision, or whether it be a spate of recent decisions all the way to Calvary Chapel,” Pence sai...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Hillary Clinton, Louisiana, Trump, Robert, Mike Pence, John Roberts, Roberts, Supreme Court of the United States, Cristina Cabrera, United States Pence, Calvary Chapel Pence, Christian Broadcast The


Majority of tech workers expect company solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Loren Appin Contributor Share on Twitter Loren Appin is co-founder and COO of Fishbowl, a workplace social network bringing together professionals during the new era of remote work. The death of George Floyd and the recent Black Lives Matter protests have drawn widespread attention to the systemic racism within the United States. Millions of individuals across every state have come together to demand change. Yet, whether co...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Maryland, Washington Post, Massachusetts, America, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Missouri, Kansas, Kpmg, Louisiana


Mike Pence attacks Chief Justice John Roberts as "disappointement to conservatives"

Vice President Mike Pence is taking aim at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, calling him a "disappointment to conservatives" after failing to vote as expected in recent high-profile cases. "We have great respect for the institution of the Supreme Court of the United States but Chief Justice Roberts has been a disappointment to conservatives," Pence told CBN's David Brody in Florida on Wednesday. ... Vice President Pence also mentioned a case in Louisiana in which the Supreme Court struc...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Supreme Court, United States, Louisiana, George W Bush, Mike Pence, John Roberts, Roberts, Pence, CBN, David Brody, Trump era Republicans


Fauci Says Second Shutdown Not Necessary to Beat Coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor for the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, said Wednesday that the country can overcome the coronavirus without shutting down the economy a second time."There seems to be a misperception that either you shut down completely and damage a lot of things, mental health, the economy, all kinds of things, or let it rip and do whatever you want," Fauci told Politico. "There's a stepwise fashion that you can open up the economy successfully."Howev...
Tags: News, California, Politico, Louisiana, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci


Pence calls Chief Justice John Roberts 'a disappointment to conservatives'

Vice President Mike Pence isn't happy that Chief Justice John Roberts played a role in upholding the Affordable Care Act and rejecting a Nevada church's challenge to coronavirus restrictions, calling him a "disappointment to conservatives."In an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network on Wednesday, Pence said such cases "are a reminder of just how important this election is for the future of the Supreme Court." Roberts also sided with the court's liberal wing in June to strike...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, United States, Nevada, Louisiana, Beirut, Trump, Mike Pence, John Roberts, Geraldo Rivera, Roberts, Pence, Macron, David Brody, Jared Kushner


In a positive sign, number of equity-rich properties continues to rise

During the second quarter of 2020, equity-rich properties outnumber seriously underwater properties 4 to 1, according to a report by Attom Data Solutions.
Tags: Mississippi, California, Washington, Alabama, Georgia, Data, Indiana, Analysis, Radio, Idaho, Arkansas, South Dakota, Hawaii, Iowa, Nebraska, Louisiana


Black man's life sentence in stolen hedge clippers case is 'cruel and unusual,' Louisiana judge says

Repeat offender laws sent Fair Wayne Bryant to prison for life after trying to steal hedge clippers. Louisiana's Supreme Court won't review the case.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Louisiana, Usa Today, Louisiana s Supreme Court, Fair Wayne Bryant


‘The Question Is What Truly Makes You Rich’: Julie Pennell On New Book ‘Louisiana Lucky: A Novel’

(CBS Local)– Need a new book to read this summer? Author Julie Pennell has you covered with her brand new book called “Louisiana Lucky: A Novel,” about the Breaux sisters who hit it big and win $204 million from the lottery. Pennell was born and raised in Louisiana and the book follows three sisters named Lexi, Callie and Hanna who live in small-town Louisiana. This is Pennell’s second book and she’s always been interested in exploring the dynamics that come with winning the lottery. Photo Cre...
Tags: Books, Cbs, Only CBS, Louisiana, Hanna, Breaux, Callie, Pennell, DJ Sixsmith, Simon & Schuster, Young Wives Club, Julie Pennell, CBS Local Need, Lexi Callie, Riser Vance Photography Everyone, Pennell Lexi


WordRake Donates Its Software To Help Hone Writing Skills Of Access To Justice Fellows

The legal technology company WordRake, whose software helps legal professionals hone their writing, has entered into a collaboration with the Access to Justice Technology Fellows, a program that trains law students to work with technology to enhance the delivery of legal services, through which each fellow will receive a one-year license to use WordRake at no cost. The fellows program is a 10-week, summer fellowship program that trains law students to work with technology to improve delivery of ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Georgia, Louisiana, Willis, Law School Admission Council, WordRake, Ivy B Grey, Miguel Willis, Justice Technology Fellows, Seattle University School of Law When, James Cho, Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator, Mandy Li, Fulton County State Court Self Help Center, Faith Wanjiku


Searching Family Overseas: Blood Ties and Hopes

We have been working with a student inside China who grew up under the One-Child Policy. She decided to write a "search" article for an adoptee (Anna) who is searching for her birth parents in Hunan Province. Our student/reporter friend also grew up in Hunan. The intent of the article was to encourage Chinese birth families to contact us for testing and assistance in locating their relinquished children. After almost a year of research and writing, our reporter (Tian) approached several media ou...
Tags: China, America, David, Canada, United States, Adoption, Louisiana, Abandonment, Anna, Guangdong, Chongqing, Mary, Li, Wang, South China, University of Minnesota


Important reminders that federal prisons remain problematic and deadly COVID hotspots

Today my inbox got two dispiriting reminders that federal prisons are still struggling in many awful ways with the coronavirus pandemic.  One reminder came from this new Washington Post piece headlined "Frail inmates could be sent home to prevent the spread of covid-19.  Instead, some are dying in federal prisons." I recommend the full piece (which discusses numerous compassionate release cases), and here are excerpts: The Bureau of Prisons said 25 people have died in its custody this year whil...
Tags: Texas, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Aclu, Louisiana, Justin Long, Jonathan Smith, Federal Bureau of Prisons BOP, Carvajal, Barr, Department of Justice DOJ, Butner, Bureau of Prisons, Bop, Douglas A Berman


United States: Louisiana Enacts Reforms During The COVID-19 Pandemic: Limits On Liability, Damages, And Changes To Evidentiary Rules - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards recently signed into law Act 336 of the 2020 Regular Session, which was filed in the Louisiana State Legislature as House Bill 826.
Tags: News, United States, Louisiana, Stewart, John Bel Edwards, Louisiana State Legislature, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak


Coronavirus updates: New tests measure amount of antibodies in blood; Louisiana ravaged twice by virus; cruise crews test positive

The FDA authorizes the first COVID-19 tests that analyze the amount of antibodies in the blood. Latest COVID-19 news Saturday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Fda, Louisiana, Usa Today


Coronavirus updates: Louisiana ravaged twice by virus; dozens of cruise crew members test positive; Berlin protests shutdown

A powerful resurgence of the virus is hitting Louisiana hard. Thousands in Berlin protest shutdowns. Latest COVID-19 news Saturday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Berlin, Louisiana, Usa Today


Louisiana: The rare case of a state ravaged twice by COVID-19

Sixteen of Louisiana's 64 parishes have per capita infection rates greater than New York City's.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, New York City, Louisiana, Usa Today


How Many People in the U.S. Are Hospitalized With COVID-19? Who Knows?

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In mid-July, the Trump administration instructed hospitals to change the way they reported data on their coronavirus patients, promising the new approach would provide better, more up-to-the-minute information about the virus’s toll and allow resources and supplies to be quickly dispatched across the country...
Tags: New York, News, California, Cdc, Massachusetts, Idaho, Npr, Louisiana, Trump, Mike Pence, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Texas Department of State Health Services, Dillon, MHA


Coronavirus updates: $600 unemployment benefit expires; Louisiana to extend face mask mandate, bar closures; police face deep cuts

Extra $600 in unemployment money expires as Congress remains deadlocked. Actor Bryan Cranston reveals plasma donation after having COVID. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Congress, Louisiana, Usa Today, Bryan Cranston