U.S. Senate candidate Gary Chambers Jr. says the solution to the U.S. Supreme Court’s anti-abortion ruling is to add more justices to the court.
Lawyers representing Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer III on Friday urged a federal judge to reverse an unusual order that is blocking him from running for re-election this fall.
Vanessa Guidry-Whipple, the first woman elected to Louisiana's 1st Circuit Court of Appeal and the first woman to serve as the court's chief judge, will retire when her current term ends on Dec. 31, the court announced Wednesday.
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When Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin goes out to replace the 10,000 or so aging voting machines the state uses each election, he will have an abundance of flexibility.
The congressional district map approved by the Louisiana Legislature in February will stand for the November elections, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed a federal judge's order for a new map with two majority-Black districts, instea…
U.S. Sen. John Kennedy offered a tepid response to President Joe Biden’s proposal this week to suspend the federal gas tax for three months as a way to offset the cost of high inflation.
Sen. John Kennedy hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, which bans abortions in Louisiana, while the three Democrats challenging his re-election criticized the ruling.
U.S. Sen. John Kennedy’s two Democratic challengers are taking advantage of the Jan. 6 congressional hearings to spotlight Kennedy’s vote not to certify Joe Biden’s electors that day.
U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy has broken again with the Trump wing of the Republican Party, this time by joining the Senate’s bipartisan gun safety deal announced Sunday.
State Rep. John Stefanski says he’s been on the phone pretty much nonstop since returning home to Crowley after the 2022 legislative session ended Monday.
A 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel Thursday night postponed a Baton Rouge federal district court order that would require the Louisiana Legislature to convene in special session next week and redraw the maps that will elect Louisiana’s cong…
The two Democrats challenging U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy – Gary Chambers Jr. and Luke Mixon – released campaign ads online Tuesday, each one aiming at a different target and a different audience.
A federal judge has ordered Louisiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature, which overpowered the state’s Democratic governor to enact a congressional map favorable to the GOP, to redraw the map to add a second majority-Black district.
Luke Mixon is running as a John Bel Edwards Democrat as he challenges the re-election of U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, a Republican, and now Mixon can count on the governor’s support.
Luke Mixon, a Democrat campaigning to defeat U.S. Sen. John Kennedy this fall, is calling on Kennedy to support requiring background checks on all gun sales.
Baton Rouge attorney Jordan Faircloth conceded the special election for a spot the 19th Judicial District Court bench on Monday, declining to ask a judge to review 146 rejected votes that were not counted during Thursday's recount.
Election officials reaffirmed former federal prosecutor Brad Myers as the winner of a special election for a spot on the 19th Judicial District Court bench Thursday, finding in a recount that he defeated lawyer Jordan Faircloth by two votes.
Ex-LSU baseball player Jordan Faircloth, a lawyer who finished first in the primary election for a spot on the 19th Judicial District Court bench, has asked East Baton Rouge Parish voting officials to conduct a recount after losing by just two vot…
Former federal prosecutor Brad Myers defeated ex-LSU baseball player Jordan Faircloth by a mere two votes in Saturday's runoff to earn a seat on the 19th Judicial District Court.
Legalizing marijuana continues to play a central role in the campaign of Gary Chambers Jr., a Democrat challenging U.S. Sen. John Kennedy’s re-election bid.
U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy will be the “very special guest” at a Capitol Hill fundraiser on Tuesday for a challenger to U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the far-right Republican from Georgia.
When the vote count is completed Saturday night, and barring a tie, either Jordan Faircloth or Brad Myers will have been elected as a 19th Judicial District Court judge.
The special election to replace New Orleans state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson will be held in November, Senate President Page Cortez decided this week.
Luke Mixon, a long shot Democrat for the U.S. Senate, is airing an online ad that attacks Sen. John Kennedy for voting to reject presidential electors after a mob stormed Congress in January 2021 to try to prevent the certification of Joe Biden as…
Voters in large portions of Livingston Parish will consider whether to provide additional tax revenue for schools and fire protection.
Polls open at 7 a.m. for Saturday's municipal general election and close at 8 p.m. Those in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
Gov. John Bel Edwards extolled the work his wife Donna has done to combat human trafficking, on Sunday in New Orleans before a crowd that included three governors and Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser.
Attorney General Jeff Landry’s fight against a nonprofit that paid local governments’ 2020 election expenses has taken on new life, after an appeals court this week reversed a lower ruling clearing the donations.
I’m tired of hearing supporters of St. George claim that legal moves to stop the creation of that breakaway entity are contrary to “the will of the voters.” Eighty percent of the voters of East Baton Rouge Parish never got a chance to vote on whet…
Complete but unofficial results Saturday show Ex-LSU baseball player Jordan Faircloth and former federal prosecutor Brad Myers heading to an April 30 runoff in their race for a seat on the 19th Judicial District Court.
A state House district that has been vacant since January will be one step closer to being filled after Saturday's special election, and barring a runoff could be filled by the end of the night.
Polls open at 7 a.m. for Saturday's municipal primary and close at 8 p.m. Those in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
A Metro Council member, a former federal prosecutor and an ex-LSU baseball player are vying to replace retired 19th Judicial District Judge William Morvant on the Baton Rouge-based state court.
Gary Chambers Jr. has won the support of three New Orleans City Council members, in the early stages of his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. John Kennedy.
Six Louisiana voters supported by the National Redistricting Action Fund are asking the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge to establish a process that ensures new congressional district lines are in place ahead of the 2022 elections.
Three North Baton Rouge natives are vying for the support of District 5 voters in a special election later this month to serve the rest of a term left by former Metro Councilwoman Erika Green.
Three special elections in Baton Rouge and school tax issues in several suburban areas highlight the March 26 municipal primary, and early voting on the contests begins Saturday morning.
In a world focused on Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy stuck mainly to a red meat diet during his speech, as did other speakers, at the four-day Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla.
At the start of each Louisiana Voting System Commission meeting, First Assistant Secretary of State Nancy Landry reads the law that formed the group. Her usual monotone became animated Wednesday — the day the commission was to make its formal reco…
A national civil rights organization says the East Baton Rouge Parish School System needs to increase the chances of Black people getting elected to its board or it could violate the federal Voting Rights Act.
As it races to meet a self-imposed March 17 deadline to draw up new election districts for itself, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will hold three public forums this month in addition to two previously planned special board workshops.
Luke Mixon, a first-time candidate running for the U.S. Senate, raised nearly $200,000 in his initial campaign reporting period, putting the Democrat far behind the total collected by Sen. John N. Kennedy, the Republican incumbent.
State Treasurer John Schroder, who is making the rounds this week ostensibly to update folks on doings at the government office that holds Louisiana's bank accounts, is also telling supporters he plans to run for governor in 2023.
Christopher Dassau's unexpected death on Sunday has prompted a special election to be called Nov. 8 to fill the remainder of the 19th Judicial District judge's term.
A new redistricting dispute is brewing amid a push by civil rights groups to add another minority seat to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
One Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate is a White moderate who grew up on a farm in central Louisiana, graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served as a fighter pilot.
Baton Rouge lawyer and former federal prosecutor Brad Myers has announced his candidacy for the 19th Judicial District Court seat vacated by retired Judge William Morvant.