7:30 LRN Newscast February 28

Could U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy win if he ran for Governor? One political analyst says “yes he could.” Kevin Gallagher reports…:
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Louisiana Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy say they look forward to meeting with Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. If confirmed, she will be the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court. Cassidy says potential Supreme Court justices must apply the law as written and respect constitutional rights, especially individual freedoms.

The 2022 regular legislative session begins two weeks from today and one of the bills that will be up for discussion is a proposal that would eliminate the death penalty in Louisiana. New Orleans Representative Kyle Green says he’s concerned about a wrongful conviction for someone who was sentenced to death…
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The last execution in Louisiana was in 2010.

The Humane Society of Louisiana is looking for homes for parade horses. HSLA Director Jeff Dorson says sometimes the horses are re-sold to the barn they came from, but some are sold for slaughter and that’s not acceptable…
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Applications can be found on Facebook at mardi gras horses 2017.