New Report Highlights ‘Activist’ Tendencies of LA Third Circuit Court of Appeal
A new LLAW report on the Louisiana 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reveals a new trend is emerging in some district and appellate courts where judges are routinely venturing outside of their narrowly defined roles in an attempt to create new law through the judicial process. The civil cases highlighted in the LLAW report, while by no means an exhaustive list, serve as some of the most notable examples where the 3rd Circuit has overstepped its proper role—asserting that its judgment is superior to that of the Legislature, the Louisiana Supreme Court and finders of fact who serve on Louisiana juries.
In addition to this alarming series of recent decisions, LLAW also found that civil decisions originating from the 3rd Circuit have been overturned by the Louisiana Supreme Court more so than any other appellate court in the state. The evidence strongly suggests the court is off balance. The implications of the 3rd Circuit’s march toward judicial activism are far reaching for Louisiana and the business community in particular as it is apparently becoming increasingly difficult for civil defendants to receive a fair shake in court in this region of the state.
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- Read the Report.
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