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New Louisiana Legislation Establishes “Parents Bill of Rights”

LA capitolAct No. 699, authored by St. Tammany Parish’s own Senator A.G. Crowe, enumerates the rights of parents with public school children relative to their child’s education. Also known as the “Parents’ Bill of Rights” Read more

SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

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Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the closely held corporation, Hobby Lobby, holding that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) regulations imposing the contraceptive mandate violated the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA). Read more

Privacy Rights Extended to Cell Phones by Supreme Court

supreme-courtOn Wednesday, June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police officers are required to obtain a search warrant to search the cell phones of the people they arrest. The Supreme Court was confronted with this issue in two cases: David Leon Riley v. California and United States v. Brima Wurie. In each of these cases, an individual was arrested and pursuant to that arrest each of their cell phones were searched. Read more