AG Landry leaves litigation; Decision comes after exhaustive efforts to get Edwards Administration to work with the LADOJ to bring our State’s most monstrous criminals to justice
BATON ROUGE, LA - After attempting numerous times to work with Governor Edwards and the Department of Corrections (DOC) and witnessing a lack of commitment by both to proceed in death row executions, Attorney General Jeff Landry today stated he has ordered his office to withdraw from further representing the DOC in Hoffman v. Jindal - the pending constitutional challenge to the 3-drug execution protocol.
This action comes after a move by Governor Edwards and the DOC to file a stay delaying all executions for another year. In a letter to Governor Edwards, General Landry makes it clear that his decision was in an effort to respect the families of crime victims and to reaffirm his commitment to fighting for justice.
A copy of General Landry's letter may be found in the "More Resources" box on the top right of this webpage.