Supreme Court en 'Pro-Life', 'Pro-Gun' Judge Heads to Supreme Court <p>Republican appeals court judge Jeff Hughes is moving up to Louisiana's highest court.</p><p>Hughes was the winner Saturday of a runoff election for an open seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court representing the eight-parish Baton Rouge region.</p><p>The seat is vacant because Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball is retiring at the end of January.</p><p>Hughes, a former state District Court judge from Livingston Parish, defeated one of his colleagues for the position: John Michael Guidry, a Democrat and former lawmaker from Baton Rouge.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:46:24 +0000 Associated Press 3338 at Next Justice to Help Decide Legislative Battles <p>Baton Rouge area voters will pick the next state Supreme Court justice in a runoff election Saturday.&nbsp;</p><p>John Pierre, professor and vice chancellor at the Southern University Law Center, says&nbsp;the new justice will likely help decide the biggest battles of the past legislative session. The fight over private school vouchers is just one of them.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial">&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 09:47:30 +0000 Amy Jeffries 3228 at Next Justice to Help Decide Legislative Battles Name Recognition Key to Down Ballot Races <p>Many names follow Obama and Romney on the Nov. 6 ballot here in southeast Louisiana. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:33:00 +0000 Lisa Lovello 1813 at