A state Supreme Court case could decide the future for hundreds convicted by non-unanimous juries
Louisiana law once permitted defendants to be found guilty in criminal cases by non-unanimous juries. While this Jim Crow-era law was struck down by voters in 2019, the ruling only applied to cases still on direct appeal.
But now that might change. Criminal Justice reporter for The Lens, Nick Chrastil, tells us about an upcoming state Supreme Court case that might decide whether the 2019 ruling is retroactive, impacting 1,500 Louisiana inmates.
Earlier this week, New Orleans officials lifted the city’s indoor mask mandates for most businesses. WWNO’s metro reporter Carly Berlin tells us what we need to know about the new masking guidelines.
After a 2-year hiatus, marching bands returned to the streets of New Orleans for Mardi Gras parades. WWNO’s education reporter Aubri Juhasz interviewed student musicians and band directors at two high schools, Warren Easton in Mid-City, and Frederick A. Douglass in the Ninth Ward.
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