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Injunction Issued to Prevent Monument Removal



New Orleans monuments to Confederate heroes and the White League will remain part of the cityscape for a while longer. In the most recent turn of the protracted battle, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal forbade removal until a lawsuit is resolved.


The Lost Cause: Judge Denies Monuments Suit


A campaign to keep several prominent Confederate monuments is truly looking like a lost cause. On Friday (2.05), Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Piper Griffin declined to issue a preliminary injunction that would have blocked the City from removing statues honoring Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.T. Beauregard, and the Crescent City White League.


Monumental Hearing

Recap & Analysis from the Monument Removal Suit



The long running debate about the fate of four Confederate monuments entered an endgame on Thursday (1.14) morning. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier (of Deepwater Horizon fame) heard arguments in a case challenging the Council’s 6-1 vote to declare New Orleans’ monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.T. Beauregard, and the Crescent City White Leage a nuisance meriting removal.


Rainmaker: Judge Reopens 3 Bourbon Clubs


The weekend forecast calls for stormy weather dismaying many. But, on Bourbon Street, a few gentlemen’s clubs are happy that their customers can continue to make it rain. A civil district ruling returned the liquor licenses to three of five strip clubs sanctioned by the Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) on Tuesday (10.27).


Medicaid Escapade

Planned Parenthood Takes Jindal to Court



Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is taking the Jindal administration to court. The legal fracas is aimed at blocking the Governor’s plan to cut off funding to the organization.


Justice of the Trees: Group to File Suit Against City Park Golf Course


After letters to the editor, public meetings, and protestors in trees, the controversy over the new gold course in City Park is heading to the courts. Anti-course activists, the City Park for Everyone Coalition (CPEC) issued a release announcing their intention to seek an injunction halting construction on Thursday (3.26) morning. 


Judge Denies Motion to Halt Le Petit Sale


For the last month, opinion has filled the gaps in news concerning the sale of Le Petit Theatre to Dickie Brennan Restaurant Group, the two sides were waiting for Judge Sidney H. Cates, IV to rule on a petition for an injunction and a writ of mandamus to halt to the project from Jim Walpole, the president of the theatre's independent guild. Essentially, the judge's ruling clears the way for the sale to move to a final vote.


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