Dane Ciolino

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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
July 09, 2019 - 11:16 am
I think it was the late Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendall Douglas who once said “your freedom to swing your arms ends where my nose begins.” I fully realize that Oliver Wendall Douglas was the guy on Green Acres. I just wanted to get your attention. Now that I have, let’s proceed. A federal...
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Chris Miller
June 25, 2019 - 12:03 pm
So what now in the case of the public defense attorney who may not be an actual attorney? In addition to an investigation by local authorities, Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says every case that Ashley Crawford handled is going to get reviewed. "Dissected, like an autopsy, to see whether or not...
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Chris Miller
May 21, 2019 - 11:15 am
Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts is free on an unsecured $50,000 bond after pleading not guilty to 29 counts of fraud and tax evasion alleged in a federal indictment. Roberts' lawyer says the charges are not related to his clients work on the parish council. Even so, the penalties...
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Markus Schnessl
Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 30, 2019 - 11:08 am
We had yet another spirited discussion Tuesday morning on WWL First News with me, Tommy Tucker. This time it was about defending your castle, standing your ground, fighting back. At what point is discretion the better part of valor? When do the risks outweigh the rewards? And is your primary...
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February 05, 2019 - 9:44 am
(WWL.com) The US Supreme Court is expected this week to consider whether Louisiana can enforce a state law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Loyola University Law Professor Dane Ciolino says a ruling in favor could signal a major shift in the court’s views...
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November 07, 2018 - 2:03 am
WWL.com Constitutional Amendment 2 has passed, so beginning with arrests in 2019, a unanimous jury decision will be needed for a conviction in felony cases, instead of the current standard of 10 of 12 jurors. Loyola University Law Professor Dane Ciolino said Louisiana will join nearly every other...
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Chris Miller
October 17, 2018 - 8:39 am
The Archdiocese of New Orleans says it is close to naming the names of priests who have had credible allegations of sexual abuse lodged against them. Archbishop Gregory Aymond says they are proceeding carefully, but they want to publish an accurate and complete list. Loyola law professor Dane...
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September 30, 2018 - 9:31 am
(WWL.com) - Monday, the US Supreme Court will take up the case of a St. Tammany man who is protesting the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries designation of a portion of his land as off limits for unfettered development due to its importance to the endangered dusky gopher frog. Loyola Law...
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September 11, 2018 - 6:23 pm
(WWL.com) -- A lawsuit claiming a catholic school's hair policy in Jefferson Parish was discriminatory against black students has been dismissed. Federal court records show the parents of two New Orleans-area girls who filed the lawsuit ended the legal battle. Legal analyst Dane Ciolino says there...
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David Blake
July 05, 2018 - 12:19 pm
The drunk driver who plowed into a crowd watching the Endymion parade in 2017 will be released from jail after serving less than half his sentence. That has some victims upset. Does Louisiana take drunk driving seriously? Neilson Rizzuto will be released from prison on July 20 after serving just...
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