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 2000 News Releases

News Release #038

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 38

FROM : CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

The Opinions handed down on the 26th day of May, 2000 , are as follows:

BY CALOGERO, C.J. :

1999-K- 2209 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHN CARR (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

(Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated)

For the reasons assigned, the judgment of the court of appeal is REVERSED. The trial court judgment granting defendant's motion to quash the bill of information, which charged defendant with DWI, is reninstated. The case is remanded to the trial court for further proceedings.

JOHNSON, J., not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, §3.

KIMBALL, J., dissents.

VICTORY, J., dissents.

TRAYLOR, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

KNOLL, J., concurs for additional reasons .

PER CURIAM :

1999-K- 1569 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. FIDELIS OWUNTA (Parish of Orleans)

(Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile - Five Counts)

Accordingly, the decision of the court of appeal is reversed, relator's conviction and sentence are vacated, and this case is remanded to the district court for further proceedings consistent with the views expressed herein.

CONVICTION AND SENTENCE REVERSED; CASE REMANDED.

VICTORY, J., not on panel. See La. S.Ct. Rule IV, Part II, § 3.

1999-B- 3593 IN RE: EDWARD L. HENDERSON

(Disciplinary Proceedings)

Upon review of the findings and recommendation of the hearing committee and the disiplinary board, and considering the record, briefs, and oral argument, it is ordered that Edward L. Henderson be suspended from the practice of law in Louisiana for a period of two years. All costs and expenses in this matter are assessed against respondent in accordance with Supreme Court Rule XIX, § 10.1, with legal interest to commence thirty days from the date of finality of this court's judgment until paid.

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

JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

2000-B- 0086 IN RE: EARL BOYDELL, JR.

(Disciplinary Proceedings)

Upon review of the findings and recommendations of the hearing committee and the disciplinary board, and considering the record, briefs, and oral argument, it is ordered that Earl Boydell, Jr. be suspended from the practice of law in Louisiana for a period of three years. All costs and expenses in this matter are assessed against respondent in accordance with Supreme Court Rule XIX, § 10.1, with legal interest to commence thirty days from the date of finality of this court's judgment until paid.

MARCUS, J., not on panel. Rule IV, Part II, § 3.

CALOGERO, C.J., dissents only regarding the discipline imposed and would suspend respondent from practicing law for 18 months.

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