The Descendants Project v. St. John the Baptist Parish

At a Glance

Date Filed: 

November 9, 2021

Current Status 

On Novemeber 9, 2021, the Descendants Project and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a lawsuit against St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana.

Co-Counsel 

Bill Quigley

Client(s) 

Jo Banner, Joy Banner

Case Description 

On November 9, 2021, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Descendants Project, an organization founded to advocate for descendants of people once enslaved in Louisiana’s river parishes, filed a writ of mandamus to declare a decades-old rezoning ordinance null and void and order St. John the Baptist Parish to remove it from all of its maps and records. 

 

 

 

 

Case Timeline

November 9, 2021
The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Descendant's Project file writ of mandamus
November 9, 2021
The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Descendant's Project file writ of mandamus
The following documents were filed in court. Read the affidavits of Harriet Banner, Jo Banner, and Joy Banner to learn how industrial industries have affected the Banner family.