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 2000 News Releases

News Release #007

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 7

FROM : CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

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

BY KIMBALL, J. :

1999-KA- 0023 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JAMES MICHAEL CASEY (Parish of Bossier)

(First Degree Murder)

For the reasons assigned herein, the defendant's conviction and sentence are affirmed. In the event this judgment becomes final on direct review when either: (1) the defendant fails to petition timely the United States Supreme Court for certiorari; or (2) that Court denies his petition for certiorari; and either (a) the defendant, having filed for an been denied certiorari, fails to petition the United States Supreme Court timely, under its prevailing rules for rehearing of denial of certiorari, or (b) that Court denies his petition for rehearing, the trial judge shall, upon receiving notice from this Court under La. Code Cr.P. art. 923 of finality on direct appeal, and before signing the warrant of execution, as provided by La. R.S. 15:567(B), immediately notify the Louisiana Indigent Defender Assistance Board and provide the Board with reasonable time in which: (1) to enroll counsel to represent the defendant in any state post-conviction proceedings if appropriate, pursuant to its authority under La. R.S. 15:149.l; and (2) to litigate expeditiously the claims raised in that original application, if filed, in the state courts.

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

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