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Kyle Duncan, the Louisiana nominee for the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals seat will go before the Senate Judiciary committee today.  Attorney General Jeff Landry has been lobbying for Duncan, who was nominated by President Donald Trump. He says especially for conservatives, this is an easy selection.

Senator John Kennedy sits on the committee and has yet to make a decision on if Duncan should be judge. Landry says it’s a bit odd that Kennedy is taking so long to decide on an individual with Duncan’s record and skill set.

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The Edwards administration disputes the claim by Attorney General Jeff Landry that the expansion of the Medicaid program has helped fuel the opioid crisis. The state health department says there are fewer pain killers on the streets in the last year and more individuals are seeking lifesaving substance abuse treatment.  L-D-H Chief of Staff Andrew Tuozzollo says legislation passed this year that limits first time prescriptions for opioids has been effective

Court: Governor Can't Protect LGBT Rights Via Order

Nov 1, 2017
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Louisiana's governor has lost his latest effort to revive an executive order aimed at protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in state government.

A three-judge panel of a Louisiana appeal court ruled Wednesday that Gov. John Bel Edwards lacked authority to issue his April 2016 order banning discrimination in government and state contracts based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The appeal court panel sided with a lower court judge who blocked enforcement of the order in December at Attorney General Jeff Landry's urging.

Veteran Prosecutor Nominated For US Attorney In Louisiana

Nov 1, 2017
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President Donald Trump is nominating a veteran prosecutor to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.

The White House announced Brandon Fremin's nomination on Wednesday. Fremin currently serves as director of the criminal division of the office of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.

Fremin previously served as an investigator and prosecutor for the East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney's office. He also was a federal prosecutor in the Baton Rouge-based Middle District.  

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Louisiana's attorney general is trying to take control of a lawsuit filed by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration accusing pharmaceutical companies of worsening opioid abuse in the state. 

     The Advocate reports that Attorney General Jeff Landry wants to expand the lawsuit. He also wants to hire Mike Moore, the former Mississippi attorney general who shepherded a national action against tobacco manufacturers in 1990's that settled for billions of dollars. 

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Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon and Attorney General Jeff Landry are encouraging Louisiana automotive shoppers to be proactive vehicle consumers.

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  Reports outlining the fundraising and spending that candidates for statewide elected positions did last year are due to the state ethics board.

One of the heftiest campaign accounts belongs to state Treasurer John Kennedy. The Republican, serving his fourth term as treasurer, brought in more than $715,000 in 2014 and wrapped up the year with just under $3.5 million.

Kennedy hasn't yet announced what position he'll be seeking in the Oct. 24 election, saying he's considering running for governor, attorney general or re-election to his current job.