FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
FROM: CLERK OF
SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
On the 3rd
day of February, 1997 , the following action
was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s)
ON JOINT MOTION
FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION
- 1866 IN RE: JUDGE MICHAEL JOHNSON
For the reasons
assigned, our judgment of November 25, 1996 removes
respondent from office for the term he was serving at
the time the judgment was rendered and any subsequent
term to which he was elected while the case was pending
in this court. The office of Judge of the Twelfth Judicial
District Court is hereby declared vacant pursuant to
La. Const. Art. V, 22(B).
KNOLL, J. - not
on panel; recused. Rule IV, Part 2, 3.
& KIMBALL, J. - concur in the result reached by
the majority and in the adoption of proposed Supreme
Court Rule XXIII 26.