Lamar White, Jr.

Lamar White, Jr.
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Lamar writes about the people, the politics, and the magic of Louisiana. He is the founder and publisher of the Bayou Brief and a contributing writer for the Daily Beast. Lamar is best known for his investigative reporting on public corruption, racism, and civil rights. He has appeared as a guest on CNN, MSNBC, and the BBC, and he's been the subject of profiles in The Washington Post, The Advocate, and Huffington Post. Before launching the Bayou Brief, he published CenLamar, a popular blog that initially covered the drama of City Hall in his hometown of Alexandria. Lamar is a graduate of Rice University in Houston and the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Today he lives in New Orleans and is currently writing a book about the life of reputed New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello.

U.S. Supreme Court Relegates Louisiana’s Split Jury Convictions to “the Dustbin of History”

State Attorney General Jeff Landry squandered a fortune defending a law that voters had already rejected and a majority conservative Supreme Court found to be racist.

Calogero Minacore and the Making of Carlos Marcello

Part One of the Bayou Brief's Godfather Trilogy

Captain Clay Becomes Emotional When Lafayette’s Tansations Cancels In-Person Job Interviews Due to Global...

Clay Higgins’ most recent performance as “Captain Clay” is a provocative piece of satire about an archetype of the Trump era.

Brilab at 40: A Series About the Con Artists and Campaign Cash That Put...

... and nearly toppled Louisiana state government.

As Trump Declares Emergency Over Coronavirus, Disgraced Former Louisiana DHH Secretary Shares the Stage

Only four years ago, Greenstein was reportedly struggling to find a job and staring at nine felony indictments related to his role in awarding a lucrative state Medicaid contract to a former employer.

Top Donelon Donor Found Guilty of Attempting to Bribe NC Insurance Commissioner

Greg Lindberg, who was convicted on political corruption charges in North Carolina, donated at least $25,000 to Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, who had approved Lindberg's acquisition of two life insurance companies.

Careless Operation: Tort Reform and the Fight Brought To You By Big Tobacco

It is impossible to separate the well-funded campaign for "tort reform" and the proposals in the Louisiana legislature to change state law, under the pretense of lowering auto insurance premiums, with the legacy of Big Tobacco.

Careless Operation: Part One

Following the defeat of a thinly-disguised series of so-called "tort reforms" that were marketed to the public as a way to decrease the price of car insurance in Louisiana, conservative lawmakers and their patrons at the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) are once again attempting to push through legislation that would bargain away the legal rights of innocent victims.

Mayor Jeff Hall Dispatches Cleco’s Former Top Lawyer to Secret Meeting with NextGEN

Invoices exclusively obtained by the Bayou Brief reveal that the Alexandria Mayor’s Office has been assembling a plan to privatize the city’s nonprofit utility system for more than seven months, despite what they’ve claimed publicly.

In for a Shock

In response to reports that Alexandria is contemplating privatizing its 126-year-old, nonprofit municipal utility system, some have claimed they’re paying too much, but anyone who believes a private operator will make things cheaper is in for a shock.