Federal prosecutors are not contesting the request of Danziger Bridge defendant Archie Kaufman to be released from prison pending a new trial, a request Kaufman made when the guilty verdicts in the case were overturned last week due to prosecutorial misconduct. In its motion, the government cites the fact that Kaufman was not one of the officers who fired a gun on the bridge in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., reported accepting a $22,230 trip to Dublin from the Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange and the Ripon Society, according to his disclosure report.

On Thursday, the New Orleans City Council removed the last hurdle in front of long-delayed plans to expand the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club’s headquarters on North Broad Street.

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...