NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A civil district judge has postponed a hearing over a dispute involving the construction of a new jail in New Orleans.
Judge Kern Reese postponed Wednesday's hearing until July 16. That's when Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman's legal team and city attorneys are due to square off again over a temporary restraining order preventing the city from stopping construction at the new prison.
Court spokesman Walt Pierce tells NOLA.com/The Times Picayune (http://bit.ly/1HL9MyE ) that both sides have filed new motions and the lawyers involved have asked for more time to review them.
City officials have sought to stop construction on the new facility, saying the building lacks plans for securely housing inmates with medical and mental health needs.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com