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Justice Has a Waiting List in New Orleans
Staff Attorney, ACLU's Criminal Law Reform Project
Louisiana is extraordinary in that the primary source for public defense funding comes from fees defendants must pay if found guilty of a crime. That means public defenders can only guarantee their salary if enough of their clients are convicted of crimes. Acquittals are bad for business.
Post-Katrina Struggles Continue in the Lower Ninth Ward and Parts of West Bank New Orleans
In the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Rev. Charles Duplessis of Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church says an estimate that less than half of that area's pre-Katrina population has returned looks accurate.
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New Orleans Ninth-Ward Bayou Needs Funds To Bounce Back
Entergy Blames Slow-Moving Isaac for Its Contractor Glitches
How did Isaac stack up against past hurricanes? The slow-moving storm, with its rain and strong winds, damaged power grids across Louisiana, according to Entergy. Hall said "for New Orleans, Isaac was the second biggest storm in terms of customer outages after Katrina."
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