February 18, 2016

Why did Louisiana spend nearly $700 million last year on prisons?

Louisiana imprisons more of its own citizens, per-capita, than any other state in the country. But are the people of Louisiana so much more dangerous than people who live in all the states along its borders — more than in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama? Should its per-capita incarceration…

February 18, 2016

These towns are about to disappear: Isle de Jean Charles and Kivalina both have to move somewhere else

Two U.S. coastal communities — Isle de Jean Charles, here in Louisiana, and Kivalina, 4,000 miles away in Alaska — are both preparing to move their entire populations to new locations. Kivalina has lost nearly all its land to floods and erosion, as the Arctic climate has changed. Meanwhile, on the…

February 1, 2016

Lynn Swanson discusses the value of collaboration in the legal field in Biz New Orleans article

From Biz New Orleans “We collaborate quite a bit,” says Lynn Swanson, partner with Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison. “We are in the business to help our clients and be the most efficient with our cases that we can possibly be. If a client needs a counsel in an area that…

January 12, 2016

How the Paris climate agreement could affect Louisiana

Louisiana’s incarceration rate skyrocketed between 1978 and 2011 When scientists discuss places in the world that are impacted by climate change, they often mention Louisiana. When U.S. military experts talk about cities that could be damaged or even destroyed by sea level rise, New Orleans is invariably at the top…