NEW ORLEANS -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana issued the following statement regarding the abortion ban signed by Governor John Bel Edwards today. The law, which would take effect if a federal court upholds a similar law in Mississippi, would criminalize abortions after 15 week
NEW ORLEANS – The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana announced today that Alanah Odoms Hebert, a leading civil rights attorney and advocate for children and families, will take the helm as the organization’s executive director, as of June 4.
BATON ROUGE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana issued the following statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 243, which will place a referendum on the ballot to abolish Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury rule.
WEBSTER PARISH, La. – Webster Parish School District will no longer subject students to school-sponsored Christian prayer, proselytizing, and other religious rituals under the terms of a consent decree approved Friday by a federal judge.
Louisiana Civil Rights Groups File Open Records Requests Demanding Transparency and Action on Pretrial Detentions
NEW ORLEANS – A coalition of civil rights and social justice groups filed coordinated public records requests to each of the 64 jails across Louisiana today demanding accurate information and immediate action to reduce the number of people being held in Louisiana jails awaiting trial.
BATON ROUGE – The ACLU of Louisiana, as part of Louisianans for Prison Alternatives, released the following statement regarding the Louisiana Senate’s passage of SB 389, which would roll back a number of the bipartisan criminal justice reforms passed last year.
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