Catahoula Lake appeal heard by Louisiana Supreme Court

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Louisiana’s attorney general appealed a lower court decision that could restrict public access to Lake Catahoula and its waterfowl to the Louisiana Supreme Court in May, and last Wednesday, Sept. 4, the case was heard by the Court.

At the September 6 session, the Supreme Court granted a writ application on behalf of the State of Louisiana on the sole issue of whether the lower courts erred in failing to find that the plaintiffs’ suit had been filed in time, under either Louisiana law or Federal law.

In simple terms, the Court will decide if the lower courts were wrong in saying that the plaintiffs had not waited too long to file suit. Both Louisiana and Federal law require a suit to be filed within a certain time limit.


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