General Landry: We do not live under a King in Louisiana; we have a Governor, an independent Attorney General, an elected Legislature, and a Court system who are all involved in governance along with others. Governor Edwards must live within the Constitution.
General Landry: Our office looks forward to this opportunity in Lake Charles to help educate Southwest Louisiana’s citizens about their legal rights and responsibilities regarding the sale or rental of housing.
General Landry: As I have often said, the Executive Branch cannot unilaterally make or change law; yesterday, the court once again confirmed that. I applaud the court for ensuring proper balance between the branches of government and for halting this red-taped, job-killing bureaucratic edict.
General Landry: Following Judge Johnson’s dismissal of Governor Edwards’ challenge to my legal authority, the Governor continues to violate his duty to faithfully execute the laws by legislating through executive fiat. Today, I filed a petition so the court may decide if the Governor can circumvent the Legislature to create his own law.