Mr. Paul Loy Hurd. Author and Attorney at Law. Mr. Hurd is a graduate of Tulane University (1976 BA, Philosophy) and Tulane School of law (1978 Juris Doctorate), having completed his undergraduate and law studies in only six years. Since being admitted to practice law in Louisiana, Mr. Hurd has been active in Louisiana business and politics, beginning his legal career as the City Prosecutor in the Monroe City court, and thereafter spending ten years as governmental compliance officer and Legal Counsel for a large commercial bank in Monroe. After establishing his own private practice, Mr. Hurd began a national effort to eliminated racial gerrymandering in the United States through litigation in federal court. This resulted in the change of congressional districts and BESE Board districts in Louisiana. (See, Hays v State of Louisiana, 936 F. Supp. 360 (W.D. La 1996) and Bush v. Vera, 517 U.S. 952. 116 S. Ct. 1941, 135 L. Ed. 2d 248 (1996). Also, Mr. Hurd has been lead counsel in numerous political litigations to stop governmental abuse, including the successful challenge to Gov. Edwin Edwards’ violation of the election code to help his friend win Justice of the Supreme Court in northeast Louisiana. (Se, Hurd v. McKeithen, La App. 28371, 663 So. 2d 537 (la. App. 2 Cir. Oct. 31 1995). As a constitutional lawyer and counsel to citizens abused by government, Mr. Hurd has successfully reigned in excessive government and abuses of our Constitution.