Minden Press-Herald

Tuesday
Sep 16th

Something Frightful Brewing

Dear Editor

A newly released report questions the activist tendencies of one of Louisiana's regional appellate courts, where a number of rulings seem to ignore well-established legal statutes in an apparent attempt to manipulate the law to achieve preferred outcomes.

Louisiana's 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, which has jurisdiction in an area that stretches across Lafayette and Lake Charles and from Cameron to Natchitoches, has the role of reviewing the legality of procedures and interpretation by lower courts. Released by the nonpartisan citizen watchdog group Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, the report unveils a series of shocking decisions where the 3rd Circuit has apparently ventured outside of this narrowly defined role by attempting to create new law through the judicial process, rather than interpret existing law and precedents.

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If We Didn’t Complain, What Would We Talk About?

If We Didn’t Complain,  What Would We Talk About?

A few weeks ago I rambled about gettin' old. Well, it has been said that one is only as old as he or she feels. If that's true, Methuselah ain't got much on me 'cause at ...

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Change?

This Washington Redskins name change issue has apparently exited the arena of civilized debate and run headlong into absurdity.

One of this country's most recognized satir...

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Horse Race to the Finish

Horse Race to the Finish

Editor's Note: This column was written a week ago. State Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, and Monroe businessman Vance McAllister advanced to a runoff election for Louisiana'...

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The Government is Broke and Broken

The Government  is Broke and Broken

The knuckleheads inside the Beltway are celebrating.Only in Washington would a decision to continue borrowing trillions of dollars endlessly to pay for programs that are ...

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