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 2001 News Releases

News Release #040
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 40

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

The Opinions handed down on the 4th day of May, 2001, are as follows:

PER CURIAM:

2000-K- 0862 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MELVIN DUMAS (Parish of Caddo)

(Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon)

Accordingly, the decision of the Second Circuit is reversed, respondent's conviction and sentence are reinstated, and this case is remanded to the district court for execution of sentence.

JUDGMENT OF COURT OF APPEAL REVERSED; CONVICTION AND SENTENCE REINSTATED; CASE REMANDED.

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

JOHNSON, J., dissents and will assign reasons.

2000-B- 2966 IN RE: PIERRE F. GAUDIN, JR.

Upon review of the findings and recommendation of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, and considering the record, briefs, and oral argument, it is ordered that Pierre F. Gaudin, Jr. be suspended from the practice of law in Louisiana for a period of eighteen months, retroactive to February 2, 2000, the date of his interim suspension. All costs and expenses in the 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 the finality of this court's judgment until paid.

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

JOHNSON, J., dissents and would impose a harsher penalty.

VICTORY, J., dissents and would impose a harsher sanction.

TRAYLOR, J., dissents and would impose a harsher sanction.

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