News from the ACLU of LA
ACLU of Louisiana Hails Supreme Court Decision Affirming Women's Right to Abortion Access — In a 5-3 decision handed down this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down two Texas abortion restrictions that formed the basis for similar restrictions in Louisiana.
ACLU of Louisiana Statement on Orleans Parish Prison Settlement — U.S. District Judge Lance Africk has approved a settlement to end litigation over the fate of the Orleans Justice Center, known as Orleans Parish Prison (OPP).
Louisiana LGBT Advocates Respond to Attorney General’s Opinion and Lawsuit Regarding Transgender Students — Yesterday Attorney General Jeff Landry issued an Opinion, at the request of State Representative Mike Johnson and other legislators, criticizing Gov. Edwards' Executive Order JBE 16-11 which protects the rights of all Louisianians within the scope of the Executive Branch.
Landry's political posturing cannot be allowed to harm victims of discrimination merely to advance his own mean-spirited political agenda.
ACLU of Louisiana Statement on Lafayette Schools’ Pledge Policy — The ACLU of Louisiana has learned that the Lafayette Parish School Board is considering changing its policy requiring students to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. We urge the school board to respect the rights and beliefs of their students, and rescind the policy.
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