Louisiana

Politics • American • US
2020-07-12T08:00:02+00:00
Louisiana makes masks mandatory, closes bars
Louisiana makes masks mandatory, closes bars
Credit: @LouisianaGov via Twitter

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced a mandatory mask requirement and the closure of bars with food-permits starting Monday. Gathering, both outdoor and indoor, will be limited to 50 people. The state reported over 2,000 cases Saturday, the third-highest number since March.

"If you don't like the mask mandate, then don't like it. But wear your mask anyway if you're going to be out in public," so Edwards in on Twitter.

Politics • American • US
2020-06-29T14:41:00+00:00
US Supreme Court decides that Louisiana law restricting abortions is unconstituational
US Supreme Court decides that Louisiana law restricting abortions is unconstituational
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The United States Supreme Court decided 5-4 that the Louisiana law that was passed in 2014 and restricted the access to abortions is unconstitutional. The law required any doctor offering abortion services to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Two doctors and one clinic that sued against it had argued that only one doctor at one single clinic would be able to provide abortion services for almost 10,000 women in the state.