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A Baton Rouge judge sided with Gov. John Bel Edwards Thursday, blocking a petition filed by Republican state lawmakers attempting to end the current public health emergency and lift the governor’s coronavirus restrictions. The judge also ruled that the petition process used by GOP House members was unconstitutional.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday that the state has signed on to a Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust lawsuit against Google, alleging that the tech giant unlawfully maintained monopolies through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices.

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Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not meet with Mike Pence when the vice president visits Baton Rouge Tuesday, according to multiple media outlets.

Mark Ballard of The Advocate reports that Landry notified his staff of his diagnosis with an email Tuesday.

“Out of an overabundance of caution with the Vice President coming to our state, I was tested for Cornavirus,” Landry wrote. “Though experiencing no symptoms, I tested positive for COVID-19.”

Wallis Watkins

Attorney General Jeff Landry’s plan to protect health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions advanced out of a Senate committee Wednesday, while a similar effort backed by Governor John Bel Edwards failed in a House committee.

Wallis Watkins

While the Affordable Care Act faces a challenge in federal court, Louisiana’s Governor and Attorney General are offering competing bills to protect coverage of pre-existing conditions in the state.

But on Wednesday, it became clear to lawmakers like Senator Jay Luneau (D-Alexandria) that without help from the federal government, the state can’t afford to do that.

Wallis Watkins

Louisiana’s Governor and Attorney General are pushing competing bills this session that would protect health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

Wallis Watkins

Governor John Bel Edwards will be in New Jersey Thursday to meet with President Trump about criminal justice reform. Louisiana revamped its criminal justice system last year, but the effort is facing criticism from some of the Governor’s staunchest political opponents, including Senator John Kennedy.

In 2017, bipartisan legislation was approved by the Louisiana legislature that expanded probation and parole opportunities for non-violent and non-sexual offenders. As a result, the state granted an early release to nearly 2,000 prisoners.

Cliff Vannoy, President, and CEO of the LSU Alumni Association, on the temperature of LSU graduates amid challenges in funding to higher education and with a month to go before the LSU football Tigers, kick off their season.

Advocate Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Ballard on the prospect of Attorney General Jeff Landry running for governor.

 


A.G. Continues Skirmishing

Nov 13, 2017
C-Span

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry appeared on C-Span last week and was asked about the duties of the state’s chief legal officer.

"Over the last couple of decades, you’ve seen the role of attorney generals become more and more important as the federal government has encroached more and more on the state’s ability to govern itself," said Landry. "And you’ve seen attorney generals push back on those particular federalism issues."

Yet when asked for specifics, he seemed to contradict the spirit — if not the fact — of "pushing back on federalism."

Compare and Contrast

May 22, 2017
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Secretary of State Tom Schedler and Attorney General Jeff Landry have some similarities: both are statewide elected officials, both are Republicans, and both are frustrated with the proposed state budget. But their reasons are entirely different.


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