|FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
|FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
The Opinions handed down on the 7th day of September, 2011, are as follows:
BY KIMBALL, C.J.:
2010-KA-0216 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. FELTON DEJUAN DORSEY (Parish of Caddo)
(1st Degree Murder)
For the reasons assigned herein, the defendant’s conviction and death sentence is affirmed. This judgment becomes final on direct review when either: (a) the defendant, having filed for and 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 district court shall upon receiving notice from this Court of finality of direct appeal under La. C.Cr.P. art. 923, and before signing the warrant of execution, as provided by La. R.S. 15:567(B), immediately notify the Louisiana Indigent Defense Assistance Board and provide the Board with a 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. 15:169; and (2) to litigate expeditiously the claims raised in that application, if filed in the state courts.
BY JOHNSON, J.:
2010-C -2776 SILVER DOLLAR LIQUOR, INC. v. RED RIVER PARISH POLICE JURY (Parish of Red River)
For the above reasons, we find Section 3-18 of the Red River Parish Code to be valid. We find the Police Jury has the power under La. R.S. 26:493 to regulate the sale of alcohol, even if the sale occurs on Sundays. To the extent Section 3-18 is impacted by both La. R.S. 26:493 and La. R.S. 51:191, we find La. R.S. 26:493 to be the more specific statute, and thus controlling.
KIMBALL, C.J., concurs with reasons.
BY VICTORY, J.:
2010-K -0762 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TODD ANDREW JONES (Parish of Rapides)
(Attempted Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile)
For the reasons stated herein, we reverse the judgment of the court of appeal and reinstate the jury verdict.
REVERSED; JURY VERDICT REINSTATED.
KIMBALL, C.J., dissents with reasons assigned by Justice Knoll.
KNOLL, J., dissents with reasons.
WEIMER, J., dissents for reasons assigned by Knoll, J.