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Unconstitutional laws remain Louisiana’s books

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MONROE — Another state law was recently declared unconstitutional — but unless the Legislature specifically takes action to remove it, language allowing Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson to get a special boost in retirement will remain in law books.

A notation at the bottom of that specific section of law will say it’s been ruled unconstitutional.

This is just one of many pieces of legislation signed into law only to have a court later rule that it is null and void. Law books are littered with unconstitutional provisions but legislators have been reluctant to remove them.

State Sen. Dan Claitor, whose family’s

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