Marjorie Esman

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This past spring, there was heated legislative debate over a bill to raise probation and parole fees from $67 to $100 dollars a month. That was for supervision of people who’d been convicted of crimes. But now a federal lawsuit says people who’ve merely been charged with crimes are being required to pay nearly four times that amount -- if their case lands before one state district judge in Baton Rouge.


LRN

Marjorie Esman with the Louisiana ACLU talks about President Trump's decision to keep transgender soldiers out of the nation's armed forces.


CSPAN

In the furor over Donald Trump’s remarks about John McCain, Governor Bobby Jindal’s reception at the Family Leadership Summit this past weekend was somewhat overshadowed.


Jim Engster speaks with Marjorie Esman, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana about the high incarceration rate in Louisiana, Dr. James L. Llorens talks about his future at Southern University as Chancellor, and political analyst, Tom Aswell discusses Louisiana politics.