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 2001 News Releases

News Release #034

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 34

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

The Opinions handed down on the 20th day of April, 2001 , are as follows:

 

PER CURIAM:

2000-K- 1147 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MARK JOSEPH BLANCHARD (Parish of St. Landry) (Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile - 3 Counts)

Accordingly, the decision of the court of appeal is reversed and this case is remanded for consideration of respondent's remaining assignments of error.

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL REVERSED; CASE REMANDED.

Philip C. Ciaccio, Justice Pro Tempore, sitting for Associate Justice Harry Lemmon.

 

2000-KK- 3047 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KENNETH ATKINS (Parish of Orleans)

(Second Degree Murder)

Upon the State of Louisiana's application, we granted certiorari in this case. State v. Atkins , No. 00-3047 (La. 1/12/01), WL 49963. After hearing oral argument and reviewing the record in this case, we concluded that the judgment below does not require the exercise of our supervisory authority. Accordingly, we recall our order of January 12, 2001, as improvidently granted, and deny the State's application.

Philip C. Ciaccio, Justice Pro Tempore, sitting for Associate Justice Harry T. Lemmon.

TRAYLOR, J., dissents from the order and would hear the writ.

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