Louisiana Supreme Court Strikes Down Look-Back Window as Unconstitutional

The Louisiana Supreme Court has overturned the state law that gave childhood sexual abuse victim more time to file lawsuits. The law was passed in the Louisiana State Legislature in 2021 and gave these survivors a three year window in which to file their lawsuits against their perpetrators.

WDSU-TV Louisiana State Supreme Court Strikes Down Child Sex Abuse Law – “Justices’ majority opinion states law is unconstitutional” by Keli Freeman. As Kristi Schubert stated, “The Lookback Window would have placed that financial burden of childhood sexual abuse where it belongs: on the shoulders of child molesters and the organizations that promote and protect pedophiles. This ruling by the Louisiana Supreme Court ensures that the abuse survivors and the Louisiana taxpayers will continue to pay the costs for the evil acts of the true wrongdoers.”

La. Supreme Court’s 4-3 ruling devastating to child molestation victims written by David Hammer, WWL-TV and Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Guardian. “The organizations that enable and protect child molesters are rejoicing over this ruling,” said attorney Kristi Schubert.

Louisiana Supreme Court tosses state ‘lookback window’ for childhood sex abuse claims written by John Simerman, The Advocate. “Once again, they are being silenced. Child molesters, and the organizations that enable and protect child molesters, are rejoicing over this ruling,” said Kristi Schubert, an attorney with the Lamothe Law Firm, which represents dozens of plaintiffs who allege clergy sex abuse. “The ruling shields wrongdoers from the consequences of their own evil actions.”

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