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 2000 News Releases

News Release #015

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 15

FROM : CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

The Opinions handed down on the 25th day of February, 2000 , are as follows:

BY KNOLL, J.:

1999-C- 3605 DAVID G. ADKINS v. LESTER SHIELDS "BUDDY" HUCKABAY, III,SHERIFF; W. FOX MCKEITHEN, HONORABLE SECRETARY OF STATE; THE HONORABLE JERRY FOWLER, COMMISSION OF ELECTIONS (Parish of Red River)

Accordingly, for the foregoing reasons, the judgment of the court of appeal is hereby reversed and set aside. The judgment of the trial court setting aside and vacating the results of the general election held on November 20, 1999, is hereby reinstated. It is hereby ordered that a Special General Election be set for April 15, 2000, between the candidates David G. Adkins and Lester Shields "Buddy" Huckabay, III. The precinct registers to be used at said Special General Election shall include all persons registered to vote on March 15, 2000. If not already done, the Secretary of State is hereby ordered to direct the Commissioner of Elections to clear all voting machines used in Red River Parish for the November 20, 1999, election. All costs of these proceedings are assessed against the appellee, Sheriff Huckabay.

REVERSED; SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION ORDERED.

TRAYLOR, J., not on panel. Rule IV, Part II, Section 3.

MARCUS, J., dissents and assigns reasons .

LEMMON, J., concurs and assigns reasons .

KIMBALL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

JOHNSON, J., subscribed to the opinion and assigns additional concurring reasons.

VICTORY, J., concurs.

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