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 1998 News Releases

News Release #068

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 068

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


On the 4th day of August, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:


STAYS DENIED; WRITS DENIED :

98-KD- 2021 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHESTER WADE THOMPSON (Parish of Winn)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KD- 2055 STATE EX REL KEVIN SCALES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C. J. - would grant the relief requested allowing the relator an extension of time, 60 days after the transcripts of the hearing have been completed, to file a writ application reviewing the trial court's rulings in the post conviction hearing and its ruling denying relief.

LEMMON, J. - dissents and would not deny the stay at this time until this court obtains more information on why the transcriptions on the hearings on the post conviction applications have not been filed.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.


On the 5th day of August, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

STAYS DENIED; WRITS DENIED :

98-CC- 2096 PAMELA EDGENS HAWSEY v. LEMUEL EARL HAWSEY (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 2106 NATIONAL BUILDING & CONTRACTING CO. v. AMERICAN BANK AND TRUST CO. (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ, believing that it was error to strike a jury trial in progress.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

On the 6th day of August, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

INTERIM SUSPENSION ORDERED:

98-B- 2098 IN RE: DAVID L. SHALL

CALOGERO, C.J.- not on panel.

RECONSIDERATION DENIED:

98-KD-2055 STATE EX REL KEVIN SCALES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J., would grant the reconsideration

VICTORY, J., - not on panel.


On the 7th day of August, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:


WRIT TRANSFERRED TO DISTRICT COURT:

98-KH- 1233 STATE EX REL YUL SMITH v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

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