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How to replace lost or damaged documents in Louisiana

Recent hurricanes may have resulted in the loss of important documents, but there are ways to replace them. Birth and Death Certificates: Visit https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/649, call 504-593-5100 or email dhh-vitelweb@la.gov. Louisiana Driver Licenses: Visit https://www.expresslane.org/Pages/default.aspx. Marriage […]

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Louisiana to provide EBT cards to feed students whose schools closed due to COVID; Applications taken through June 7

Families of children who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at school may apply starting Monday, May 18 through June 7. Once the child’s information is verified, DCFS will mail a P-EBT debit card loaded with $285 per child, and instructions for using the card. The cards may be used at any store that accepts SNAP to buy SNAP-eligible food items. […]

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ANALYSIS: La’s non-unanimous jury law: an instrument of legal, political, social oppression

There’s evidence that non-unanimous juries contribute to wrongful convictions, mass incarceration, and the marginalization of women and minorities. The impact is tantamount to a form of gerrymandering in that it dilutes a voting block within the jury. The Sixth Amendment assures an impartial jury and the Framers envisioned that to be a unanimous vote of twelve. It is our collective duty, “with a force that is irresistible, to crumble into ruin this unjust system.” Booker T. Washington did what he could. Will you? […]