The Times-Picayune’s motion for additional time does not indicate whether the newspaper plans to appeal [U.S. Magistrate Joseph] Wilkinson’s order. Rather, it says producing the information by Wednesday may be difficult because “the individuals associated with The Times-Picayune who have the ability to retrieve the information at issue are located out of state, and the retrieval of the information involves review of multiple databases by personnel in several states.”

There are those unwilling to accept the fact bad guys can make bad decisions, as Atkinson may have done on Belfast Street; that is, those who will forever believe [New Orleans Police officer Jonathan] Hirdes had no business firing his gun. Then there are those convinced it is perfectly understandable and acceptable that anyone with a rap sheet winds up getting shot by a cop.

[Rep. Troy Brown, D-Napoleonville] filed two bills that aim to keep lawmakers more informed. One would require charter schools get letters of consent from legislators representing their district. … Another bill would require the department to update lawmakers on the growth and quality of charter and private schools that accept students via the Student Scholarships for Education Excellence Program.

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...