Court Watch NOLA’s “The State of Magistrate Court” Report

Please check out Court Watch NOLA’s newly released “The State of Magistrate Court” report, in which CWN makes 7 recommendations and 1 commendation regarding the Orleans Magistrate Court.

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Check out our 2019 Annual Report

Jun 02, 2020

Click here to read our most recent report, Courts in Review: A 2019 Analysis of New Orleans’ Courts.

BREAKING: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Immunity For Cannizzaro

Apr 21, 2020

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. […]

5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision issued against fraudulent subpoenas

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