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The Governor and Louisiana Lawyers Plot an Energy Shakedown

Their demand: Fork over billions to restore the eroding coastline or brave a drawn-out legal battle.

By Allysia Finley in the Wall Street Journal

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards was elected in 2015 with substantial support from trial lawyers, and he’s now repaying them in kind. The former minority leader of the state’s House of Representatives is effectively extorting oil and gas companies to backfill the budget while engineering what could be a handsome payday for his friends at a politically connected law firm. Read more...

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