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Louisiana Supreme Court Rejects Abortion Ban Enforcement Request

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DEFERRING JUDGEMENT - The Louisiana Supreme Court has rejected the state attorney general's request to allow immediate enforcement of state abortion bans that were put on hold by a state district judge. A 4-to-2 ruling late Wednesday said only that the court declined to get involved “at this preliminary stage.”

A concurring opinion said the request from Attorney General Jeff Landry is premature. Justice Jefferson Hughes III said the case should go through district and appellate courts first. Justices William Crain and Jay McCallum disagreed with Hughes and Chief Justice John Weimer stepped aside from the case.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' experience to Red River Radio having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host, talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television. He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant. In pursuit of higher learning, Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.