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1996 News Releases

News Release #069

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 069

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

On the 17th day of June, 1996 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:
 

WRITS DENIED :

96-KK- 1438 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DONALD RAY WRIGHT (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

96-KK- 1465 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DANNY CAUSEY (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

On the 18th day of June, 1996 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:
 

WRIT GRANTED WITH ORDER :

96-KK- 1435 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GUS MIJALIS, ET AL (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J. - concurs in part; dissents in part. I would grant the State relief insofar as not requiring the State to "outline" or "list" the evidence in its possession that it intends to use at trial. However, I would leave in effect the district court's judgment insofar as it requires the State to identify, out of the 22 boxes of documents, those documents that the State intends to use at trial and allow the defendant to reproduce these documents at his expense, if he chooses. The district court in this respect has not abused its discretion and its ruling, in this respect, was not erroneous. La. C.Cr.P. art. 718 surely does not answer the question posed in this case, and the resolution that the judge made here is correct. Requiring the State, which has seized 22 boxes of documents that belong to defendant, to simply tell defendant in advance of trial what among those boxes it intends to use is not unjust. Therefore, this Court should not upset the trial judge's ruling in this respect, which is fundamentally fair.

WATSON, J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would deny the writ.

 

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