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Charter renewal rules rewritten; judge faces censure; Carnival arrests plunge

The request for censure marks the commission’s fourth formal charge in 12 years against Judge Janice Clark, of the 19th Judicial District, but is only the first to be made public, court records show. … The commission found Clark dismissed [a defamation] lawsuit in April 2011 despite neither party having a motion to dismiss pending before the court…

Some Louisiana parishes with salt dome caverns are following Assumption Parish’s lead in trying to bring the massive man-made cavities carved from the giant deposits of salt onto their tax rolls — a move that could result in millions of dollars in tax revenue for the local governments.

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About Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and the Federal Flood he helped create the Rising Tide conference, which grew into an annual social media event dedicated to the future of New Orleans.

  • nickelndime

    NOPD used to handcuff people and arrest them at the drop of a hat – ’round Carnival Time and ’round the city (Uptown, Downtown…). Now, you are tellin’ me that arrests around Carnival time are DOWN? Well yeah! That’s the directive, and they will do what they are told to do! They are dumb (add points to the minimum IQ), but they are not insane. They know from whence their next paycheck is coming. Over 20 years ago, I saw the cops beat the #$### out of a cabbie one night under the Interstate on Tchoupitoulas when he wouldn’t get out of his cab. Called the Cab Co. What a shame! Two of New Orleans’ FINEST hauled the cabbie off and left the guy’s cab wide open. O, how we in the NEW New Orleans have grown. It’s called STATISTICS, folks!