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Questions over conduct of Louisiana prosecutors is before Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court justices will meet this week to discuss whether to accept another case out of Louisiana that involves possible misconduct on the part of prosecutors.

A landmark decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1963 requires prosecutors to turn over all information that could help a criminal defendant. A recent case out of Louisiana closely tracks the facts in that case, defense attorneys say, adding that it's nothing new. But prosecutors and the state justices say the withheld information would not have made a difference.


Fate of Louisiana coast could be determined by Antarctica ice melt

Click on the map above to see more of this interactive graphic at The New Orleans Advocate.

If global temperatures rise less than 2 degrees Celsius by 2100, little will change in Antarctica, which means sea-level rise could be manageable and Louisiana’s coastal plan might succeed. Fail at that goal, and the result could be more than six feet of sea-level rise by 2100, innundating most of Louisiana’s southern third, even with the master plan finished.