The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a suit against a Louisiana Planned Parenthood affiliate due, Justice Clarence Thomas argued in a dissent, to an unwillingness to go near the political third rail of abortion.
Rep. Ralph Abraham (R., La.) on Thursday announced that he will challenge Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D.) in the 2019 election, becoming the first elected official and second Republican to launch a bid to unseat the only Democratic governor in the Deep South.
Tammie Angel and her husband scrambled to raise the furniture in their home and evacuate at 3 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2016.
The couple had lived in their suburban Baton Rouge home for 25 years and never imagined that nearly three feet of water would swamp most of their possessions, costing them $100,000 in damages and devastating the surrounding area during historic flooding across parts of south Louisiana.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R.) on Tuesday called on Gov. John Bel Edwards (D.) to take action to end Louisiana’s death penalty moratorium, echoing law enforcement leaders nationwide frustrated with stalled death rows.
Republican Sen. John Neely Kennedy (La.) waded into the debate over whether the Trump administration should strip the security clearances of several top Obama-era intelligence officials by asserting that some of the individuals under consideration had acted like “buttheads” and “political hacks.”
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards—one of the South’s lone Democrats left in statewide office—is facing a backlash from state and national pro-choice groups for supporting legislation restricting the practice of abortion.
Sen. John Kennedy (R., La.) joked at Tuesday’s state dinner about the fact France sold his home state of Louisiana to the United States in 1803.
The chairwoman of the Louisiana Democratic Party is the most high-profile Democratic official in the country to date to call for a repeal of the Second Amendment.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D.) on Wednesday expressed a willingness to sign a proposal to ban abortion procedures after 15 weeks of pregnancy.