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Louisiana may soon require public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Associated Press – 2024-05-30 14:22:14

SUMMARY: Louisiana's Republican-led legislature has passed a bill requiring the display of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms, from kindergarten to state-funded universities. The bill heads to conservative Governor Jeff Landry's desk and, if signed, would make Louisiana the first state with such a law. Proponents cite historical significance, while opponents argue it violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution and threatens to entail legal challenges. In 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a similar Kentucky law unconstitutional. Additional historical documents are authorized for display under the law, but not mandated. Critics focus on the state's more acute educational issues, like low literacy rates among students.

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Schroyer named to national committees – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-06-13 14:35:26

SUMMARY: Heath Schroyer, McNeese State Athletic Director, was named to two national NCAA committees: the Division I Council and the Men's Basketball Oversight Committee, elevating his profile and providing McNeese and the Southland Conference significant representation in college sports decisions. Schroyer has been instrumental in transforming McNeese's athletic department in the wake of COVID-19 and hurricanes. His role includes influencing crucial areas like NIL deals and the transfer portal. Schroyer expressed honor and excitement about his new responsibilities, while McNeese officials praised the recognition and potential benefits for the institution and its athletic programs.

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17 state AGs sue Biden administration for allowing foreign farmworkers to unionize – American Press

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www.americanpress.com Staff – 2024-06-13 09:17:20

SUMMARY: Seventeen state attorneys general, led by Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach, have filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over a new rule allowing temporary farm workers on H-2A visas to unionize. This rule contradicts federal law, which prohibits American farm workers from collective bargaining. Kobach criticized President Biden, stating that the policy prioritizes foreign workers' political benefits while American workers face challenges in the current economy. This legal action underscores the ongoing tension between state officials and the federal government regarding labor and immigration policies.

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Jim Gazzolo column: No Clark is missed slam dunk – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rodrick Anderson – 2024-06-13 09:00:28

SUMMARY: The article by Jim Gazzolo discusses the debate over Caitlin Clark's inclusion in the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team. Despite not being one of the top dozen players, Clark is the most famous in the world and draws significant media attention, boosting the sport's profile. Critics argue against her inclusion on the basis of merit, but Gazzolo points out that the Olympics have always balanced talent and marketability, citing cases like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. He emphasizes that the WNBA's stagnation is partly due to ignoring public demand for star power like Clark's. He suggests utilizing Clark's fame for the sport's growth.

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