Suit filed to Change District 2

Three Louisianas are suing  the state in federal court, saying a panel of judges should redraw Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District because it unlawfully con-

centrates black voters in one area and diminishes their political clout in the process. The suit was filed by Yvonne and Leslie Parms and Maytee Buckley, residents of the

2nd District, on Nov. 25 in the Middle District Court in Baton Rouge. Christopher Whittington, a capital area lawyer and former head of the state Democratic Party, is

acting as counsel for the plaintiffs. According to court documents, prenatal and parenting classes, links with local medical clinics, and information on adoptions and

maternity homes.  The alliance provides information to pregnant women and women who think they may be pregnant between the ages of 18 to 30 and their

male partners to ensure healthy full-term pregnancies, rather than abortions. It is funded by the Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services and administered by Family Values Resource Institute.




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