BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More than two years ago, lawmakers asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to determine if the state has too many district and city court judges.
It's unclear if the Supreme Court will meet the February deadline with detailed suggestions on where to cut - or will instead ask for further study.
Retiring the robe
After wearing the judicial robe for 33 years, Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeff Victory, 67, of Shreveport is retiring at the end of his current term onDecember 31, 2014.
The politics behind the decision made by state District Judge Tim Kelley are murky to discern, but, despite an adverse ruling in part, the decision actually favors reformers, including Gov. Bobby Jindal, supporting the scholarship voucher program.
BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following statement today regarding a court’s ruling on the Louisiana Scholarship Program: