Committee kills bill prohibiting justices of the peace from issuing felony warrants

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Former Attorney General Buddy Caldwell testifies Wednesday against legislation that would limit the power of justices of the peace during a House Criminal Justice Committee hearing.  At the table with Caldwell is Connie Moore, a justice of the peace for St. Tammany Parish. Photo by Justin DiCharia.

By Justin DiCharia

BATON ROUGE — Former Attorney General Buddy Caldwell testified Wednesday against a bill prohibiting justices of the peace from issuing felony warrants unless all other judges within their district had been contacted first.

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