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Radical ALEC nullification bill set for vote in Louisiana Senate committee on Tuesday

By Robert Mann In my latest column for the New Orleans Times-Picayune | NOLA.com, I wrote about how Gov. Bobby Jindal has morphed into a “nullifier.” That is, someone who believes that the states can nullify and void federal laws and federal … Continue reading

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Wrecking Louisiana with a ‘religious freedom’ bill. Is this Bobby Jindal’s grand finale?

By Robert Mann Is it not enough that Gov. Bobby Jindal will leave office next January with our state’s higher education system in tatters and its health care system shattered? Is it not sufficient that he is leaving our budget … Continue reading

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Will Alabama be example or warning to Louisiana leaders on same-sex marriage?

By Robert Mann Louisiana gay rights activists are understandably saddened that Alabama has achieved marriage equality while Louisiana remains one of the 13 states where same-sex marriage remains illegal. “What about Louisiana?” someone grumbled on Equality Louisiana’s Facebook page. “Why is our … Continue reading

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Louisiana federal judge’s same-sex ruling also upholds ban on civil unions

By Marcus Rodrigue A federal judge’s ruling last month upholding Louisiana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage apparently also extends to civil unions and perhaps even joint property rights, according to legal experts and lawyers close to the case. Judge Martin … Continue reading

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Did Judge Feldman write the last anti-gay marriage ruling in US history?

By Robert Mann No one knows for sure if the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will affirm U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman’s September decision that upheld Louisiana’s same-sex marriage ban. What we do know is that if any federal … Continue reading

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When marriage equality is a constitutional right, how will Louisiana leaders respond?

By Robert Mann When the day comes that the U.S. Supreme Court overturns all state laws outlawing same-sex marriage, how do you suppose Louisiana’s political leaders will respond? Will our governor and Legislature bow to the Constitution, as interpreted by … Continue reading

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Government sanctioning of intolerance makes Louisiana an unwelcome place to do business

By Robert Mann When working to create jobs, Gov. Bobby Jindal believes nothing works better than abolishing taxes. He staked his 2013 legislative agenda on a failed plan to eliminate the state’s income tax, insisting that it would render us … Continue reading

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