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  

Part Time Coordinator for New Orleans 2020 Criminal Justice Reform Platform

Aug 28, 2019

Description The 2020 Criminal Justice Reform Platform (2020 CJRC) is looking for a Part-Time Coordinator to operate in the capacity of a grassroots organizer and support the work of a part-time moderator. The Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating a community engagement coalition for the purpose of issuing a 2020 Criminal Justice Reform Platform and […]

Our 2018 Annual Report is Now Available!

May 15, 2019

Click here to read all about our 2018 findings.

CWN statement about the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Oct 30, 2018

“While the synagogue shooting occurred in Pittsburgh and not New Orleans, the truth is that it could happen in any of our communities. Just like the act of hatred that occurred in the African-American church in Charleston and the nightclub in Orlando, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was an act of hatred that should be punished […]

Court Watch NOLA’s 2017 Annual Report Now Available

May 22, 2018

Click here to read “Orleans Criminal District Court, Magistrate Court, & Municipal Court: 2017 Review.“

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

Oct 18, 2017

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.

Court Watch NOLA’s 2016 Criminal District Court Report

Apr 11, 2017

Read about victims of crime who were arrested and incarcerated, evidence presented in criminal trials, demographics of jurors, 1-party sidebar conversations with judges, and much more in our 2016 Criminal District Court Report.

Stand up for victims’ rights!

Mar 08, 2017

Check out Executive Director Simone Levine and Advisory Board Member Patti Lapeyre’s editorial piece in The Advocate.