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US: Louisiana (News/Activism)

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  • Supreme Court allows Louisiana to use congressional map with second majority-Black district

    05/15/2024 4:12:41 PM PDT · by Round Earther · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/15/24 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday paved the way for Louisiana to use a congressional map in this year's election that includes two majority-Black districts. The court granted emergency requests filed by an unlikely alliance of Republican state officials and civil rights groups, who were united in asking the high court to block a lower court ruling that invalidated the most recently drawn map. State officials had said they needed to have the map finalized by Wednesday to meet bureaucratic deadlines and avoid "disarray."
  • Attorneys General File Lawsuit Against New Biden Rule Forcing Employers to Fund Abortions

    05/15/2024 1:31:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | May 14, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    In December 2022, Congress passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), a pro-life bill that aimed to make the workplace more accessible to pregnant women by requiring employers to provide accommodations to pregnant workers under The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This bill was implemented at the end of June 2023.However, the Biden administration is manipulating the bill’s language to require that employers provide accommodations for abortion. The PWFA requires employers to provide “reasonable accommodations to a worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer an undue hardship.” However, the...
  • Video shows panic in church packed with kids after teen armed with rifle tries to storm service

    05/13/2024 12:34:53 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/13/2024 | Chris Nesi
    A First Communion service in Louisiana erupted in panic when a 16-year-old armed with a rifle attempted to storm the church through a back door. But parishioners spotted the teen and swarmed him — holding him outside until police arrived and arrested him. The terrifying scene unfolded at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville — which was full of parents with young children who were there for the rite of passage in the church. The incident was streamed live on the church’s website Saturday morning as Fr. Nicholas G. Dupré led the faithful in prayer from the altar. In...
  • Parishioners stopped teen with a rifle from entering church with 60 children inside

    05/13/2024 8:24:39 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 13, 2024 | Patrick Smith
    Churchgoers thwarted a teenager armed with a rifle from entering a Louisiana church full of children Saturday in a service that was being livestreamed, authorities said. Police were called to St. Mary Magdalen Church in Abbeville, 20 miles south of Lafayette, at 10:35 a.m. when the 16-year-old suspect tried to get in via the back door.
  • Louisiana bill in honor of woman who was slipped abortion drugs causes controversy

    05/08/2024 11:57:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 8, 2024 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    Lawmakers in Louisiana are considering a bill that would hit back against abortion coercion via chemical abortions, and abortion advocates are angry about it. Senate Bill 276 was introduced by State Senator Thomas Pressly in honor of his sister, Catherine Herring, whose husband, Mason Herring, slipped abortion pills into her drink without her consent. Their child survived, though she was born premature, uses a feeding tube to eat, and requires multiple therapies. “She is a special needs child,” Catherine said. “Every day is a struggle for her. This impacts us on a daily basis, even now.” Mason was sentenced to...
  • Louisiana AG sues Biden’s Dept of Education over rule forcing radical LGBT dogma on public schools

    05/08/2024 8:25:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 7, 2024 | Calvin Freiburger
    Louisiana AG sues Biden’s Dept of Education over rule forcing radical LGBT dogma on public schoolsWhile the lawsuit works through the courts, Louisiana leaders are telling state education officials not to comply with the Biden administration's new dictates. Louisiana Attorney General Liz Murrill announced that her office is suing the Biden administration over its effort to force widespread recognition and accommodation of LGBT ideology on public education, arguing the White House is actually facilitating “discrimination” rather than ending it.In February, President Joe Biden’s U.S. Department of Education (DOE) submitted to the U.S. Office of Management & Budget its finalized Title...
  • Greene, Johnson feud set to come to a head

    05/06/2024 7:37:21 AM PDT · by RandFan · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/06/24 6:00 AM ET | BY MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    The long-simmering feud between Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is set to boil over this week when the Georgia Republican moves to force a vote on the GOP leader’s ouster — which is all but certain to fail. Greene — who filed a motion to vacate against Johnson in March — is vowing to force a vote on her removal resolution this week, a long-time-coming for the GOP rabble-rouser who has dangled the ouster mechanism over the Speaker’s head while sharply criticizing his legislative decisions at every turn. Her gambit, however, is poised to fall...
  • Aspiring doctor brain dead after friends pushed him into lake knowing he can’t swim

    05/05/2024 11:25:31 AM PDT · by xxqqzz · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 4, 2024 | Katherine Donlevy
    An aspiring medical student was left brain dead last month when his friends pushed him into a Louisiana lake knowing he couldn’t swim — and then looked on while doing nothing to save the drowning man, according to a report. Shocking video shows the group casually peering into the water moments after they shoved Christopher Gilbert off the dock at Lake D’Arbonne in Farmerville on April 14. At least one woman can be seen slowly entering the water before abandoning the rescue mission. It was another 10 minutes before a patron at a nearby restaurant intervened and yanked Gilbert back...
  • Mick Jagger Attacks Governor Jeff Landry During Rolling Stones Concert in New Orleans

    05/05/2024 6:10:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/05/2024 | BREITBART News
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mick Jagger briefly waded into Louisiana politics, taking a verbal jab at the state’s conservative governor, as The Rolling Stones performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The band had finished “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” during Thursday evening’s set when Jagger began talking about inclusion, according to New Orleans news outlets. “We want to include him too,” Jagger said of Gov. Jeff Landry. “Even if he wants to take us back to the Stone Age.”
  • Louisiana Nine-Year-Old Awarded After Giving His Only Dollar to Millionaire He Mistook for Homeless Man

    05/04/2024 5:36:54 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 4, 2024 | Olivia Rondeau
    An unlikely friendship has formed between a nine-year-old Louisiana boy and a multimillionaire businessman after the child confused him for a homeless man and offered him his only dollar. When a fire alarm in his building awoke television personality and sporting goods brand owner Matt Busbice in April, he grabbed some random mismatched clothes and headed outside. After placing an order at a coffee shop down the street, Busbice went onto the patio to quietly pray, security footage from the shop, shared with WBRZ, shows. That was when Kelvin Ellis Jr. wandered by and saw Busbice standing in the corner...
  • Louisiana teacher had sex with one student, sexted and bought booze for others

    05/03/2024 2:06:56 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 68 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 2, 2024 | Cristina Coulter
    A Louisiana teacher sexted her students, bought them booze at local dives and had sex with "at least one" of them, local police said. In March, police launched an investigation over complaints that 35-year-old Alexa Wingerter was having "inappropriate relationships" with and "sending inappropriate photographs and messages" to her male students at Slidell High School. After the Slidell Police Department "conducted multiple interviews and executed several search warrants," Wingerter was charged with prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and student, as well as unlawful purchase of alcoholic beverages on behalf of a person under 21.
  • 100,000 People Secede from Democrat-Run Baton Rouge

    05/02/2024 3:29:29 AM PDT · by Adder · 22 replies
    Independent Sentinal ^ | May 1, 2024 | M. Dowling
    Louisiana Supreme Court voted to allow residents to secede from crime-ridden, Democrat-run Baton Rouge and create their own city. They plan to call the new city St. George. It will have 100,000 people, one of the largest populations of any city in the state. These people want a safe city. The Baton Rouge residents have fought for a decade to split from the city to form their own suburb following a state Supreme Court ruling.
  • Louisiana sues Biden administration over new Title IX rules protecting transgender students

    04/29/2024 8:19:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    NOLA ^ | April 29, 2024 | JAMES FINN and PATRICK WALL
    Louisiana sues Biden administration over new Title IX rules protecting transgender students'Do not comply' with the new federal rules, state officials tell local school districtsLouisiana's Republican governor and attorney general sued Democratic President Joe Biden Monday over new federal rules that bar discrimination against students on the basis of their sexual and gender identity.Gov. Jeff Landry, Attorney General Liz Murrill and state Education Secretary Cade Brumley railed against the new policy at a press conference, saying the rules attack the historical precedent of Title IX, which they argued is meant to protect only "biological women" from discrimination. The officials ordered...
  • Wealthy white Louisiana residents win right to form their own city and split from poorer black neighborhoods in landmark court ruling after a 10-year battle

    04/29/2024 12:42:44 PM PDT · by Tea Drinker · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 29, 2024 | Isabelle Stanley
    Wealthy white Baton Rouge residents have won a decade-long court battle to split from poorer neighborhoods and form their own city with plans for better schools and less crime. The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the new City of St George could move forward with incorporation, splitting off from the rest of Baton Rouge. St George will have 86,000 residents across a 60-square-mile area in the southeast of East Baton Rouge Parish and will have its own Mayor and city council.
  • Mike Johnson’s sons almost drowned after Mar-a-Lago meeting last year

    04/24/2024 12:54:28 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/23/24 8:36 PM ET | BY TARA SUTER
    House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said his sons almost drowned after he had dinner with former President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida last fall, according to a new profile on Johnson by The Atlantic. The Speaker visited Palm Beach, Fla., the week of Thanksgiving for a fundraiser, and he and his sons had dinner with the former president while on the trip, according to The Atlantic. The following day, Johnson’s security detail came into a conference room when he was meeting with donors at a hotel near the beach and told him “Mr. Speaker, we need you right...
  • Louisiana Preemption Bill Passes Senate, 28-11, on to House

    04/22/2024 5:36:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 18, 2024 | Dean Weingarten
    The Louisiana legislature is in the process of strengthening the current state preemption law regarding weapons and the right to keep and bear arms. Local governments seeking to push gun control have been clever about finding ways to restrict people’s right to keep and bear arms in ways not foreseen by previous preemption laws. For example, in Iowa, the Dubuque City Council voted to create a zoning ordinance to prohibit otherwise legitimate gun sales. In Montana, the city government of Missoula, dominated by the University of Montana, voted to require government approval of all firearm sales in the city. In...
  • BREAKING: House Speaker Mike Johnson moves forward with a $95 billion dollar aid package

    04/17/2024 12:59:26 PM PDT · by RandFan · 69 replies
    x ^ | April 17 | Wake Up USA
    @_wake_up_USA 🚨BREAKING: House Speaker Mike Johnson moves forward with a $95 billion dollar aid package, including funds for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. $61 Billion for Ukraine $26 Billion for Israel $8 Billion for Taiwan
  • Imperiled Speaker Johnson Needs Dems’ Help to Pass Rule for Foreign Aid Vote as Motion to Vacate Gains Steam

    04/16/2024 12:07:50 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-16-24 | Nick Gilbertson
    House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), who faces ramped-up threats of a motion to vacate, will not have enough Republican votes for a rule to merge separate foreign aid bills for Israel, Taiwan, and Ukraine, meaning he will need to turn to Democrats for help. Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) both announced Tuesday morning that they are against the rule. Biggs said he supported Johnson’s initial plan “announced in conference to allow the House to vote on the various aid packages separately. But his since-announced intent to merge them together before sending them to the Senate is...
  • Vaccine opt-out rate for Louisiana children skyrockets. Herd immunity at risk, experts say.

    04/15/2024 5:09:42 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 43 replies
    NOLA ^ | Apr 1, 2024 | EMILY WOODRUFF
    Parents opted out of vaccines for Louisiana’s kindergartners at the highest rate in at least a decade as several new bills to weaken vaccine requirements continue to advance in the Louisiana Legislature. During the 2022-23 school year, about 2.3% of children entering school requested exemptions, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 0.1% of those were due to medical reasons. That’s around double the year before, when 1.1% of kindergarten students requested nonmedical exemptions. From 2011 to 2017, the average exemption rate was around 0.75%. … “It’s a slippery slope,” said Dr. Mark Kline, physician...
  • ALL EYES on Johnson foreign aid decision amid Israel attack, Greene ouster threat

    04/15/2024 2:57:02 PM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/15/24 5:00 AM ET | BY MYCHAEL SCHNELL -
    The House is poised to barrel into the debate over foreign aid this week as Johnson looks to put legislation on the floor to assist embattled U.S. allies — a highly anticipated move that has been months in the making. But the parameters of that bill, or package of bills, remain unknown, leaving lawmakers waiting to see how the Speaker approaches the politically prickly topic — especially after Iran attacked Israel over the weekend, as lawmakers sound the alarm about Ukraine’s beleaguered forces, and amid a threat by Greene to bring a motion to vacate against Johnson. The Speaker told...