Allegations lobbed: Republican Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is accusing a state judge of practicing sexism during a hearing last week in which a law designed to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ COVID-19 restrictions was deemed unconstitutional, The News Star reports. Nineteenth Judicial District Judge William Morvant ruled that a GOP House petition to spike Edwards’ public emergency order needed support from both legislative chambers to follow the Louisiana Constitution. However, Landry alleges that Morvant conducted the hearing “while repeatedly showing disdain for the female attorneys in the Louisiana Department of Justice while giving greater deference to the men representing the governor.” Read the full story.
This afternoon: The Planning Commission will meet this afternoon starting at 5 p.m. in the Metropolitan Council Chambers. Among the items for deliberation include The Bend on Bluebonnet, a proposed multifamily development at the intersection of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Burbank Drive, and the rezoning of a 20-acre tract on Innovation Drive for residential development. See the full agenda.
SOLD: The Popeyes restaurant property at the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Burbank Drive has been sold to Tandem Columbus Equities LLC for nearly $3.4 million, according to sales documents. Edmond Ezra acted as manager for Tandem Columbus Equities in the deal and is a managing director for a commercial retail real estate firm in New Jersey.