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REPORT: Louisiana Regulators Taking Two-Thirds of Campaign Cash from Industries They Regulate

REPORT: Louisiana Regulators Taking Two-Thirds of Campaign Cash from Industries They Regulate
An investigation into public campaign finance records by the New Orleans Times-Picayune found that Louisiana utility regulators have been receiving two-thirds of their campaign cash from the industries they are elected to regulate. Despite the obvious possibility of corruption, Louisiana has resisted all calls to ban campaign contributions from utility companies.
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Key Convictions Overturned in Killing by New Orleans Police

A federal appellate court has overturned the convictions of two former New Orleans police officers imprisoned in connection with the killing of Henry Glover after Hurricane Katrina, dealing a blow to federal prosecutors' efforts to hold police accountable for misconduct before and after the storm.
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