Week in Review: The final year in a closing school

Class Dismissed: The final year in a closing school
On a Friday afternoon in January, a few parents and two ministers gathered at Medard Nelson Charter School at the corner of St. Bernard Avenue and Gentilly Boulevard hoping there was something they could do to keep the school open past May.

Week in Review: Civil rights lawsuit over fake subpoenas, witness arrests allowed to go forward, judge rules

Civil rights lawsuit over fake subpoenas, witness arrests allowed to go forward, judge rules
A federal lawsuit against Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and several of his prosecutors — alleging that they violated people’s civil rights through the use of fake subpoenas and unlawfully obtained arrest warrants against witnesses and crime victims — will be allowed to go forward. Calling the use of fake subpoenas cited in the lawsuit an allegation of “systematic fraud,” federal Judge Jane Triche Milazzo on Thursday issued a ruling that rejected much of Cannizzaro’s request that the case be dismissed.