10 19 2014
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Court Affirms Lawsuit for Former New Orleans Public School Employees

NEW ORLEANS (NNPA) - Eleven months after New Orleans Civil District Court Judge Ethel Simms-Julien certified a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 8,500 former employees of Orleans Parish Public Schools who were terminated after the State of Louisiana seized control of more than 100 public schools in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed the decision of the trial court. The three-judge panel was comprised of Judge Edwin A. Lombard, Judge Terri F. Love and Judge Paul A. Bonin.


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Afghanistan: Pessimism and Criticism of President Both Increase

A new Harris Poll finds that a 2-to-1 majority now gives President Obama negative ratings on his handling of Afghanistan, a six-point increase in his critics over the last two months. It also finds that the plurality of the public who believe the situation in Afghanistan is getting worse has increased to its highest level since the president was inaugurated.


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Jackpot: Lawyers Earn Fees from Law They Wrote

Every lawsuit filed or even threatened under a California law aimed at electing more minorities to local offices -- and all of the roughly $4.3 million from settlements so far -- can be traced to just two people: a pair of attorneys who worked together writing the statute, The Associated Press has found.


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