Louisiana Legislature has paid firm $78,000 for ‘redistricting advice’


The Louisiana Capitol Building in Baton Rouge.

An out-of-state law firm has charged the Louisiana Legislature $78,081 for providing “redistricting advice,” according to an invoice released after a public records request. It’s unclear when the law firm performed the work and what type of services it provided.

The Legislature released an invoice that only provides the lump sum of money the law firm is charging the state for assistance on new political maps. There is no itemized list of  expenses on the invoice made public, such as individual attorneys’ billable hours or a breakdown of what portion of the bill might have been spent on the lawyers’ travel.

Related:Civil rights groups sue to block Louisiana’s congressional map that keeps one Black district

The publicly released invoice also doesn’t detail any range of months or specific dates during which the law firm performed its work. The Legislature received the bill March 14 and it must be paid by April 14. Money Louisiana makes from taxpayers and state fees will be used to cover the cost.


Source by [author_name]