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ACLU: Ten Commandments Law 'Blatantly Unconstitutional'

Civil rights group, others say they'll sue over Louisiana law mandating display in public schools

(Newser) - "I can't wait to be sued," Louisiana's Republican governor announced over the weekend, just days before signing a bill Wednesday requiring every public school classroom in the state to display the Bible's Ten Commandments . And now, the time has come. The American Civil Liberties Union,...

Governor Signs Classroom Ten Commandments Law

Louisiana is the first state to require display in all public school classrooms

(Newser) - Under a bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Jeff Landry on Wednesday, Louisiana has become the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom. The GOP-drafted legislation mandates that a poster-sized display of the Ten Commandments in "large, easily readable font"...

Louisiana Close to a Big Penalty for Sex Crimes

Louisiana could be first state to OK surgical castration for such crimes, if governor signs bill

(Newser) - Louisiana judges could order surgical castration for people convicted of sex crimes against young children under legislation approved Monday, and if Republican Gov. Jeff Landry signs it into law, the state apparently would be the first with such a punishment. The GOP-controlled Legislature passed the bill that gives judges the...

This State Is Making It Illegal to Approach Cops in Some Circumstances

Louisiana law takes effect August 1

(Newser) - Critics of a new Louisiana law, which makes it a crime to approach within 25 feet of a police officer under certain circumstances, fear that the measure could hinder the public's ability to film officers—a tool that has increasingly been used to hold police accountable. Under the law,...

Abortion Drugs Are Now Controlled Substances Here

Lousiana Gov. Jeff Landry signs legislation on mifepristone, misoprostol

(Newser) - First-of-its-kind legislation that classifies two abortion-inducing drugs as controlled and dangerous substances was signed into law Friday by Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry. The Republican governor announced his signing of the bill in Baton Rouge a day after it gained final legislative passage in the state Senate. The measure affects the...

Governor Wants Punishments for Players Who Miss Anthem

LSU says its teams stay in the locker room to prepare

(Newser) - Although the coach and athletic department said the LSU women's basketball team didn't do anything different before Monday's high-profile game, Louisiana's governor has called for punishing players who aren't on the court when the national anthem is played. Republican Gov. Jeff Landry posted on X...

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Louisiana Nixes Most Future Parole

New law applies to anyone convicted after Aug. 1; another bill allows for 2 more execution methods

(Newser) - As Louisiana's attorney general last year, Jeff Landry pushed back hard against efforts to commute the sentences of the state's death row inmates. As governor, the Republican signed a bill this week to allow two more execution methods in the state, reports. "This is what...

Republicans Score Big Victory in Louisiana

Conservative Jeff Landry will succeed Democrat John Bel Edwards as governor

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Landry, a Republican backed by former President Donald Trump, has won the Louisiana governor's race, holding off a crowded field of candidates. The win is a major victory for the GOP as they reclaim the governor's mansion for the first time in eight years, per...

Rep. Landry Stands by 'Gestapo' Dig Against Oil Regulator

Not into 'political niceness,' says Jeff Landry

(Newser) - Louisiana Rep. Jeff Landry is standing by his charge that the nation's leading offshore oil and gas regulatory agency is acting "like the Gestapo." Asked if he had any regrets using the name for Hitler's deadly security force, Landry replied: "Absolutely not. I didn't...

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