FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS
NEWS RELEASE # 34
FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME
COURT OF LOUISIANA
The Opinion handed
down on the 12th day of May, 2005 ,
is as follows:
M. MARIONNEAUX, JR., AND LEE JOSEPH "JODY" AMEDEE, III v.
DONALD E. "DON" HINES, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND ARTHUR
J. LENTINI, PARLIAMENTARIAN OF THE SENATE (Parish of E.
For the reasons to
be recited in an opinion to follow, judgment is rendered in
favor of plaintiffs and against defendants on plaintiffs'
petition for declaratory judgment. Accordingly, it is ordered,
adjudged and decreed that there be judgment herein declaring
that "elected members" or "members elected" as that term is
used in the Louisiana Constitution in referring to the members
of the Senate means the entire membership authorized to be
elected, regardless of any vacancies, so that the current
number of "elected members" or "members elected" of the Senate
Any application for
rehearing in the matter shall be filed no later than 4:30
p.m. on May 13, 2005.