Derrick Shepherd’s hopes of running for his old state House seat on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish were temporarily bolstered Tuesday by a Baton Rouge judge who struck down a 1997 constitutional amendment that forbids convicted felons from running for public office until 15 years after finishing their prison term.Even if you don't like Shepherd (and there are plenty reasons not to) you should still have the right to vote against him. The law may end up standing, eventually. But it is a stupid law. Why didn't Edwin Edwards try this?
That ruling now heads straight to the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Shep is in! (sort of)
At least, for now he can run.