New Year, New Data!
Court Watch NOLA is ringing in the New Year with a 2016 data sheet which our trained court watchers will use to monitor the Orleans Criminal District Court. We welcome feedback or questions from any stakeholders of the Orleans Parish criminal justice system, including the general public, judges, district attorneys, defense attorneys, court personnel, sheriff deputies, department of corrections officers, victims of crimes, and New Orleans Police Department officers. We are also pleased to announce that Court Watch NOLA will be expanding its monitoring activities to Orleans Municipal and Magistrate Courts in 2016! We wish you all a very Happy New Year!
Click here to read our most recent report, Courts in Review: A 2019 Analysis of New Orleans’ Courts.
BREAKING: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied District Attorney Cannizzaro’s request for immunity. Defendants argue that creating and issuing the fake subpoenas was protected prosecutorial conduct because it “relate[d] to the core prosecutorial function of preparing evidence and testimony for trial.” But the Supreme Court has squarely rejected this broad interpretation of absolute immunity. […]
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision denying Cannizzaro’s appeal for creating fraudulent subpoenas. Please read the appeals decision here. 4.21.20 Singleton v. Cannizzaro Fifth Circuit Opinion