Marjorie Esman

Louisiana Democratic Party Staff Attorney Marjorie Esman and Libertarian Attorney Mike Wolf weigh on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. University of South Florida Professor Raymond Arsenault comments on the rich legacy of the late tennis great Arthur Ashe. Denise Botcher of the Louisiana AARP on efforts to help seniors in the area.

Voting Rights: Differential Access?

Dec 7, 2017

The Louisiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission held a day-long hearing at the state Capitol Tuesday.

Compelling testimony came from Jhacona Williams, an LSU doctoral candidate in economics. Williams has done a statistical analysis of the statewide distribution of polling places and voting machines.

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This past spring, there was heated legislative debate over a bill to raise probation and parole fees from $67 to $100 dollars a month. That was for supervision of people who’d been convicted of crimes. But now a federal lawsuit says people who’ve merely been charged with crimes are being required to pay nearly four times that amount -- if their case lands before one state district judge in Baton Rouge.


Marjorie Esman with the Louisiana ACLU talks about President Trump's decision to keep transgender soldiers out of the nation's armed forces.

Jindal: Sued at Home, Standing "O" in Iowa

Jul 22, 2015

In the furor over Donald Trump’s remarks about John McCain, Governor Bobby Jindal’s reception at the Family Leadership Summit this past weekend was somewhat overshadowed.

Jim Engster speaks with Marjorie Esman, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana about the high incarceration rate in Louisiana, Dr. James L. Llorens talks about his future at Southern University as Chancellor, and political analyst, Tom Aswell discusses Louisiana politics.