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February 24, 2005
LSU Professor is Blogging
Posted by AJR at 10:19 PM
August 10, 2004
RSS Feeds from NOAA
Although there is no legal connection, I though it was worth mentioning that the National Weather Service provides RSS Feeds of its tropical storm and hurricane advisories.
Posted by AJR at 11:24 PM
August 09, 2004
Barry Scheck to Speak in Baton Rouge
The News Star reports that Barry Scheck will speak to the Louisiana gubernatorial indigent defenders' task force, "perhaps as early as Thursday." Mr. Scheck is the president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and will be speaking about the lawsuit that the association is preparing to file against the state in an effort to force adequate funding and reforms for the state indigent defense system.
Posted by AJR at 08:22 AM
July 13, 2004
Louisiana Bar Journal Archive
The Louisiana State Bar Association now has a searchable archive of Louisiana Bar Journal articles that have been published from 2001 to date (including the most Recent Developments in the law section).
Posted by AJR at 11:29 AM
July 23, 2003
Loyola Law Grad to appear in PBS FBI Documentary
The Times-Picayune reports that Cassandra Chandler, a graduate of Loyola Law School, and now the acting director of the FBI's Office of Public Affairs will appear in a documentary to air on PBS tonight. The article indicates that the documentary makers had unprecedented access to the FBI for the making of the film, including three days with Director Mueller.
Posted by AJR at 08:31 AM
June 19, 2003
Louisiana Law and Legal Research on the Internet
A slow news week, combined with an especially busy schedule, accounts for the lack of posts over the last few weeks. I do hope, however, to provide some commentary on this article from Around the Bar, a publication of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. The article, titled Information Literacy in Legal Research, makes some very interesting observations regarding the future of online research and offers some compelling suggestions for making it better. Perhaps this site can provide a forum for pursuing these ideas further.
Posted by AJR at 07:51 AM
June 04, 2003
US Supreme Court Blocks Entergy Refund
The Advocate reports on Monday's United States Supreme Court decision which overturned a refund to Entergy customers saying the Public Service Commission had no jurisdiction.
Posted by AJR at 07:32 AM
May 16, 2003
The Times-Picayune reports on Louisiana House Bill 662, a proposed constitutional amendment requiring lawyers to have at least eight years experience to qualify for judicial office. The bill passed 88-11 and now moves to the Senate for debate. The state Constitution currently requires a lawyer to have five years' experience practicing law. The article also notes that the House fell short of two additional proposed changes that would extend the mandatory retirement age beyond 70.
Posted by AJR at 07:24 AM
May 06, 2003
ABA to Hold Meeting in NOLA
The Americana Bar Association's Young Lawyer and Law Student Divisions will be holding their annual conference in NOLA from May 15-18, 2003. One of the speakers will be Mr. Larry Feldman, the President of the Louisiana State Bar Association:
More information is available here. Conference attendance is free for law students and is rumored to be an excellent event for anyone interested in international law.
Posted by AJR at 12:40 PM
May 02, 2003
Tulane Student Earns 2002 Pro Bono Publico Award
Emily Maw, a third-year student at Tulane University School of Law, was awarded the 2002 Pro Bono Publico Award by PSLawNet (a network of 120 law schools and nearly 10,000 legal public service organizations), reports Student Lawyer Magazine.
Maw, a native of the United Kingdom, plans to work in the United States after graduation, but eventually plans to return home. Congratulations!
Posted by AJR at 03:47 PM
The Martinet Legal Foundation will present a scholarship to one law student from each of Louisiana's law schools. First year, second year, and third year students seeking an L.L.M. should submit the application, essay, and transcript by May 15, 2003.
The application can be obtained on Martinet's website under the "Foundation" link.
Posted by AJR at 12:01 PM
April 25, 2003
National Archives Finds Bonds from LA Purchase
The Times-Picayune reports that the National Archives, featured as yesterday's site of the day, has found unredeemed bonds that suggest the United States might have shortchanged investors who financed the Louisiana Purchase. "The bonds, then called 'stock certificates,' were not canceled or stamped, so the Treasury may never have reimbursed the money that Dutch investors paid for them -- a $6,000 saving to the American taxpayer, $86,000 in today's change."
Posted by AJR at 07:46 AM
Louisiana Settles with H&R Block Regarding Guarantee
The Times-Picayune reports that H&R Block, Inc. has agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle a dispute over whether the company obtained its clients' consent before charging them for an accuracy guarantee. Louisiana was one of 41 states (and the District of Columbia) involved in the dispute. "An additional $1 million will be used to establish a consumer fund to provide refunds to eligible customers who received Block's so-called 'Peace of Mind' guarantee in 2001."
Posted by AJR at 07:43 AM
April 08, 2003
US Supreme Court Ruling Hinders Louisiana Shrimpers
The Times-Picayune reports that the United States Supreme Court rejected an animal rights group's appeal for stricter enforcement of a rule that would place the same restrictions on foreign shrimpers as their Louisiana counterparts. The 1989 law requires foreign shrimpers who sell their catches in the United States to use turtle excluder devices, which reduces the catch by also releasing shrimp. The court made its decision without comment.
Posted by AJR at 10:24 AM
April 03, 2003
Tauzin Yanks French Version of his Web Site
The Times-Picayune reports that Billy Tauzin has removed the French version of his web site. The most interesting part of the whole article indicates that neither President Bush nor President Chirac has accepted their invitations to the Bicentennial Celebrations of the Louisiana Purchase. I think Greg Peters at Suspect Device says it all right here.
Posted by AJR at 08:13 PM
April 02, 2003
Since I only have a short amount of time available this morning and there are a number of relevant stories to point out, I am only providing links with the first sentence of the story:
Tobacco settlement payment from Philip Morris may be delayed
Colonial to pay $34 million for spills
Shooter of alleged molester may go free
Panel says 'I do' to quickie weddings
Judge signals he'll OK revised remap
Judges hear LSU dental case
Bodenheimer felt trial was too risky
Law firm's bookkeeper gets 6 years
Attorney for city is found dead
Whitaker demands payment from Shreveport
Today provides the launch of the new venture between The Advocate and WBRZ - 2TheAdvocate.com. See the press release for details. The site looks nice, but more importantly, it appears - at least for today - to be publishing more news on the web.
Posted by AJR at 06:49 AM
ABA CLE in NOLA
American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law
Register today for any of the following programs:
-Fair Labor Standards Act and Family Medical Leave Act Basics
Please visit the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law website to view complete program agendas and speaker listings for these programs. You will have the opportunity to register for only the sessions that you'd like to attend or you may register for the complete three day package at a reduced rate.
The Section's "Basics" programs are one of our most popular CLE offerings. These programs each provide a comprehensive introduction to a different area of labor and employment law practice and they are very economically priced. Please visit our website or contact us at 312-988-5523 with any questions.
Posted by AJR at 06:41 AM
March 31, 2003
Jim Brown has resigned from his position as Louisiana Insurance Commissioner, according to this report by The Times-Picayune. "In a statement issued through his attorney, Brown said his resignation would be effective at noon Friday."
Posted by AJR at 02:51 PM
Jim Brown's Second Writ Denied
Suspended Insurance Commissioner Jim Brown had his second appeal to the United States Supreme Court rejected today, reports WAFB. "The high court's decision makes Brown's felony conviction final and it clears the way for Brown's removal from office." Check here to see Brown's first-hand perspective on his time in the federal pen.
Posted by AJR at 12:57 PM
Former Illinois Governor Ryan to Speak at Loyola
The Loyola University School of Law Gillis Long Poverty Law Center presents the 2003 Distinguished Speaker, Governor George Ryan. Based on this search, it appears that Governor Ryan has been making his rounds on the speaking circuit.
Monday, March 31, 2003 at 6:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.
Posted by AJR at 10:47 AM
February 09, 2003
Judges of Color Forum
The Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, Office of Career Services, Diversity Programs, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Black Law Student Association, A.P. Tureaud Chapter, Spanish American Law Student Association, and the Student Bar Association are pleased to announce the "Judges of Color Forum." A prominent panel of Federal and State court judges from several states will discuss judicial clerkships, pitfalls to avoid in the transition from law school to the practice of law, and networking in the legal community.
The event will take place on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 from 6-8 P.M. at the United States Courthouse located on 500 Camp Street (Room C525), New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. Judges, attorneys, law professors, law students, and career counselors are encouraged to attend.
The list of judicial panelists includes: Honorable Carl E. Stewart, Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle, Honorable Bernette Joshua Johnson, Honorable Eva Guzman, Honorable Elving L. Torres, Honorable S.N. Willett, Honorable Alvin T. Wong, and Honorable C. Kimi Kondo.
Posted by AJR at 10:38 PM
February 06, 2003
Declaration of Independence in Baton Rouge
One of twenty-five remaining "copies" of the Declaration of Independence is on display at the Old State Capitol until Friday, reports The Times. The document is part of the Louisiana Purchase documents display, which will continue until June.
The Advocate also reports and provides a little history on how this particular copy was found: "A man paid $4 for a painting at a flea market because he liked the frame. The document was found folded between the canvas and the frame."
Posted by AJR at 07:23 AM
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