2020 profoundly impacted our community, challenging each of us uniquely. For the first time in over a century, our country struggled to contain a deadly pandemic, and many of us lost loved ones. In a city known for coming together, we had to stay apart to keep each other safe. Within weeks of our city’s […]
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
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 […]
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“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 […]
Click here to read “Orleans Criminal District Court, Magistrate Court, & Municipal Court: 2017 Review.“
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.
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.
Check out Executive Director Simone Levine and Advisory Board Member Patti Lapeyre’s editorial piece in The Advocate.