FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
FROM : CLERK
OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
handed down on the 25th day of February,
2000 , are as follows:
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)
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.
GENERAL ELECTION ORDERED.
not on panel. Rule IV, Part II, Section 3.
J., dissents and assigns reasons .
J., concurs and assigns reasons .
J., dissents and assigns reasons.
J., subscribed to the opinion and assigns additional