3rd Federal Court Strikes Down Louisiana’s Gay Marriage Ban

TPM LIVEWIRE Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said he would wait for a third and final federal court ruling declaring bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional before recognizing gay marriages in the state, and Thursday morning a district judge gave him just that. Thursday, federal District Judge Martin Feldman reversed his previous ruling upholding the state’s… More 3rd Federal Court Strikes Down Louisiana’s Gay Marriage Ban

Capture the Duggar base: Bobby Jindal’s desperate home-school Hail Mary is 2016′s strangest strategy

SALON “Religious freedom” + home-schoolers. It seems like a tiny GOP sliver, but a strategist to watch thinks otherwise On June 24, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, the state’s most ambitious political personality since David Duke, is widely expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency. But, if conventional wisdom holds true, Jindal has just as… More Capture the Duggar base: Bobby Jindal’s desperate home-school Hail Mary is 2016′s strangest strategy

Louisiana Lawmaker Tries And Fails To Explain How ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Doesn’t Discriminate

THINK PROGRESS If Louisiana state Rep. Mike Johnson (R) wants to convince the public that his “Marriage and Conscience Act” (HB 707) does not promote discrimination against same-sex couples, he’s chosen a funny way to go about. In a video on his new website promoting the bill, “Louisiana for Liberty,” Johnson opens by citing the… More Louisiana Lawmaker Tries And Fails To Explain How ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Doesn’t Discriminate

10 things you need to know today: September 1, 2014

The Week Putin urges statehood for eastern Ukraine, a judge blocks Louisiana’s tough new abortion law, and more 1. Putin spokesman softens statehood push for eastern Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Kiev to begin talks about granting “statehood in southeastern Ukraine.” Yet after the blunt remark riled Western observers, Putin’s spokesman,… More 10 things you need to know today: September 1, 2014

Buddhist Student Wins Settlement With Louisiana School District That Called His Religion ‘Stupid’

I’ve followed this story from the beginning, so I’m happy to see that Constitutional law still applies in this instance… Think Progress A Buddhist student and his family won a settlement last week against a Louisiana school district where the student’s religion was ridiculed in class as “stupid,” the teacher taught that evolution is “impossible,” and that the bible… More Buddhist Student Wins Settlement With Louisiana School District That Called His Religion ‘Stupid’

GOP Furious That 1993 Voter Registration Act Guarantees Right To Register When Applying For Health Insurance

Well, this is a bit of a sticky wicket for those who advocate voter suppression… Addicting Info One of the main reasons Republicans oppose Obamacare has largely flown under the public’s radar — until now. Here’s the key to understanding the GOP’s typically mean-spirited position: applications for insurance under the Affordable Care Act will also… More GOP Furious That 1993 Voter Registration Act Guarantees Right To Register When Applying For Health Insurance

Forgetting the relevant Katrina detail, eight years later

The Maddow Blog How much do Louisiana Republicans dislike President Obama? Many of them blame him for the government’s tragic response to Hurricane Katrina — which struck the state more [than] three years before Obama took office. The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, provided exclusively to TPM, showed an eye-popping divide among Republicans in the… More Forgetting the relevant Katrina detail, eight years later

Bobby Jindal To GOP: ‘It’s Time To Get Over’ Election Loss

Governor Bobby Jindal’s poll numbers may be low in Louisiana, but once again he’s giving his fellow Republicans some sage advice.  The last time he gave the GOP advice, they were not too happy with his choice of words. The Huffington Post Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) spoke at a GOP dinner in New Hampshire on Friday,… More Bobby Jindal To GOP: ‘It’s Time To Get Over’ Election Loss

Louisiana Attorney General Says Angola 3 “Have Never Been Held in Solitary Confinement”

The backstory: Former Black Panther Albert Woodfox, one of the “Angola 3,” has been in solitary confinement in Angola Prison for the murder of a guard, despite the fact that evidence strongly suggests his innocence. Although a federal judge this week overturned his conviction, Louisiana are likely to keep Woodfox locked up. He has been… More Louisiana Attorney General Says Angola 3 “Have Never Been Held in Solitary Confinement”

Jindal: End ‘dumbed-down conservatism’

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83743.html#ixzz2C86bzb3H Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and make a concerted effort to reach a broader swath of voters with an inclusive economic message that pre-empts efforts to caricature the GOP as the party of the rich. In his first interview since his party’s electoral thumping… More Jindal: End ‘dumbed-down conservatism’