Cannizzaro makes plea for budget increase from City Council

Orleans Parish Dis­trict Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said last week that he has serious budget concerns for next year. FOX 8 News reported that Cannizzaro says

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Nakisha Ervin-Knott runs on fairness

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Nakisha Ervin-Knott recollected, “I was born and raised in the Lower 9th Ward and spent a great deal of time

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Longest-serving La. judge seeks another term on criminal court bench
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Frank Marullo has been on the Criminal Court bench so long that he is at the center of a debate over abolishing the judicial retirement age. ...
Juvenile Court candidate seeks to unseat Yolanda King
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Desiree Cook-Calvin said she ran for Juvenile Court because she wants “to be a part of the solution to the problems our city is facing with youth ...
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney runs for criminal court judge
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer “Judges should be fair to every person who comes before the court and judges must have integrity and avoid the appearance of impropriety,” says Byron C. ...
Family Court judge seeks 2nd term
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Bernadette D’Souza quite literally created the Orleans Parish Family Court. She championed the legislation to create a dedicated domestic seat in Civil District Court, and ...
Barial seeks open Domestic Court judgeship
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Family Court candidate Monique Barial recollected, “I began my undergraduate career thinking that I might eventually go to law school, but I was not very excited ...
Sen. Landrieu deserves our vote
The Louisiana Weekly’s Editorial Board, whose members range across the ideological spectrum, agree on two truths. Mary Landrieu may vote more “middle of the road” than either the Progressives ...
‘Youth of Color ’ voting still critical in competitive political races
By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Youth voter turnout in North Carolina, including a sizeable segment of ethnic voters, will play a critical role in determining whether ...
Niki Roberts seeks to unseat Juvenile Judge Yolanda King
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Juvenile Court candidate Niki Roberts’ life was transformed by a mistake. “I was a 16-year-old high school student ending junior year and entering senior year ...

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