I have a confession to make. And President Trump is not going to like it. I’m a southern country lawyer. Darn proud of it. In the president’s words, I may be a “dumb southern country lawyer.” I just hope the president does not have a sneering contempt for all of us Louisiana lawyers who cut our teeth practicing law in the rural areas of the Bayou State.
With incumbents, the obvious factors are job performance while in office. For the mayor, this involves the leadership of the city. With council incumbents, attendance at work sessions and council meetings, votes on key issues and responsiveness to constituent matters are issues for voters.
On Sept. 9, a Shreveport police officer was working off-duty at Walmart and saw 45-year-old Michael Wayner Rowe of 2013 Lovers Lane walk out the front door with three steaks valued at $34.35 partially hidden in his pants and under his shirt..
The complainant said that Pleasant pulled in front of her at Line Avenue and Kings Highway, and she turned into a Circle K. Pleasant then started yelling at her then blocked her into her parking space by pulling his vehicle behind hers..
Quinton Damone Hill, 34, faced counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of schedule IV drugs (Tramadol) and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
Many political “movers and shakers” attend the monthly meetings of the North Shreveport Business Association (NSBA). It’s common for the 100-plus tickets to the luncheon to sell out with a waiting list for cancellations. Such was the case for the mayoral forum on Tuesday, Oct 8.
Here we go again with meddling federal judges. The 5 th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals came down hard on Louisiana charter schools last week. Charter schools, that by definition are independent with major input from parents, now will have to bargain with teachers’ unions.
The Supreme Court of old was more majestic with few periods of confrontation. Just a decade ago, twothirds of Americans had great confidence in the Court. No more. There’s trouble brewing in those marble temple walls. Confidence in the workings of the court and the Justices themselves have dropped to a mere 50 percent approval rating.