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 2014 News Releases

News Release #040

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE #040
   
FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA  

 

On the 25th day of July, 2014, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

2014-CC-1525 BLAINE BREAUX, ET AL. v. STEPHEN RODRIGUE, ET AL. (Parish of Lafayette)
GUIDRY, J., would grant.

 

On the 29th day of July, 2014, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED:

2014-KK-1433 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MARSHALL J. RICHARDSON (Parish of Orleans)
JOHNSON, C.J., would deny.

WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

2014-KK-1361 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOSEPH PAYNE (Parish of Orleans)

 

On the 31st day of July, 2014, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

APPLICATION FOR RECONSIDERATION(S) DENIED:

2013-CI-1973 ALLEN SIMPSON v. LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2013-KH-1981 STATE EX REL. KEVIN ALEXANDER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. John)

2013-KH-2233 STATE EX REL. SAMUEL LYNN SPEED v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2013-KH-2249 STATE EX REL. DEVANGALO DEON GRAHAM v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Desoto)

2013-KH-2251 STATE EX REL. BRANDON LAVERGNE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafayette)

2013-KH-2270 STATE EX REL. KENNETH WAYNE MONTGOMERY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Calcasieu)

2013-KH-2392 STATE EX REL. BRANDON LAVERGNE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Evangeline)

WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

2012-KH-2570 STATE EX REL. FREDERICK JOHNSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Vernon)
JOHNSON, C.J., Johnson, C.J. would grant. In State v. Tate, 2012-2763 (La. 11/5/13), 130 So.3d 829, this court held that Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ---, 132 S.Ct. 2455, 183 L. Ed. 2d 407 (2012), does not retroactively apply to juvenile offenders whose life sentences were handed down before the Supreme Court issued its opinion. In my view, Miller announced a new rule of criminal procedure that is substantive, and consequently should apply retroactively.

2013-KH-0208 STATE EX REL. KARL DAVIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant. In State v. Tate, 2012-2763 (La. 11/5/13), 130 So.3d 829, this court held that Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ---, 132 S.Ct. 2455, 183 L. Ed. 2d 407 (2012), does not retroactively apply to juvenile offenders whose life sentences were handed down before the Supreme Court issued its opinion. In my view, Miller announced a new rule of criminal procedure that is substantive, and consequently should apply retroactively.

2013-KH-0360 STATE EX REL. DONALD ROSS HUMBLE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Plaquemines)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant. In State v. Tate, 2012-2763 (La. 11/5/13), 130 So.3d 829, this court held that Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ---, 132 S.Ct. 2455, 183 L. Ed. 2d 407 (2012), does not retroactively apply to juvenile offenders whose life sentences were handed down before the Supreme Court issued its opinion. In my view, Miller announced a new rule of criminal procedure that is substantive, and consequently should apply retroactively.

2013-KH-1033 STATE EX REL. JOHN THOMAS CZERE, III v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant. In State v. Tate, 2012-2763 (La. 11/5/13), 130 So.3d 829, this court held that Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ---, 132 S.Ct. 2455, 183 L. Ed. 2d 407 (2012), does not retroactively apply to juvenile offenders whose life sentences were handed down before the Supreme Court issued its opinion. In my view, Miller announced a new rule of criminal procedure that is substantive, and consequently should apply retroactively.

2013-KH-1156 STATE EX REL. CHARLES WAYNE SNEED v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Bienville)
JOHNSON, C.J., In State v. Tate, 2012-2763 (La. 11/5/13), 130 So.3d 829, this court held that Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ---, 132 S.Ct. 2455, 183 L. Ed. 2d 407 (2012), does not retroactively apply to juvenile offenders whose life sentences were handed down before the Supreme Court issued its opinion. In my view, Miller announced a new rule of criminal procedure that is substantive, and consequently should apply retroactively.

2013-KH-1918 STATE EX REL. RODERICK THOMAS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Rapides)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant. In State v. Tate, 2012-2763 (La. 11/5/13), 130 So.3d 829, this court held that Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ---, 132 S.Ct. 2455, 183 L. Ed. 2d 407 (2012), does not retroactively apply to juvenile offenders whose life sentences were handed down before the Supreme Court issued its opinion. In my view, Miller announced a new rule of criminal procedure that is substantive, and consequently should apply retroactively.

2013-KH-2028 STATE EX REL. AARON HAUSER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Beauregard)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant. In State v. Tate, 2012-2763 (La. 11/5/13), 130 So.3d 829, this court held that Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ---, 132 S.Ct. 2455, 183 L. Ed. 2d 407 (2012), does not retroactively apply to juvenile offenders whose life sentences were handed down before the Supreme Court issued its opinion. In my view, Miller announced a new rule of criminal procedure that is substantive, and consequently should apply retroactively.

2013-KH-2187 STATE EX REL. FREDERICK THOMAS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Rapides)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant. In State v. Tate, 2012-2763 (La. 11/5/13), 130 So.3d 829, this court held that Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ---, 132 S.Ct. 2455, 183 L. Ed. 2d 407 (2012), does not retroactively apply to juvenile offenders whose life sentences were handed down before the Supreme Court issued its opinion. In my view, Miller announced a new rule of criminal procedure that is substantive, and consequently should apply retroactively.

2013-KH-2227 STATE EX REL. GERALD STOVES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Terrebonne)

2013-KH-2454 STATE EX REL. JOHN DALE HALL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Winn)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant. In State v. Tate, 2012-2763 (La. 11/5/13), 130 So.3d 829, this court held that Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ---, 132 S.Ct. 2455, 183 L. Ed. 2d 407 (2012), does not retroactively apply to juvenile offenders whose life sentences were handed down before the Supreme Court issued its opinion. In my view, Miller announced a new rule of criminal procedure that is substantive, and consequently should apply retroactively.

2013-KH-2487 STATE EX REL. LUE ELBERT SULLIVAN v. STATE OF LOUISINA (Parish of Jefferson)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant. In State v. Tate, 2012-2763 (La. 11/5/13), 130 So.3d 829, this court held that Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ---, 132 S.Ct. 2455, 183 L. Ed. 2d 407 (2012), does not retroactively apply to juvenile offenders whose life sentences were handed down before the Supreme Court issued its opinion. In my view, Miller announced a new rule of criminal procedure that is substantive, and consequently should apply retroactively.

2013-KH-2523 STATE EX REL. RANDY KAYSEN v. STATE OFLOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2013-KH-2562 STATE EX REL. EARL ROBINSON, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of West Feliciana)

2013-KH-2565 STATE EX REL. JACKIE J. GREEN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2013-KH-2576 STATE EX REL. ARTHUR WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2013-KH-2577 STATE EX REL. HAROLD EVANS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2013-KH-2612 STATE EX REL. DAVID A. LEE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2013-KH-2645 STATE EX REL. JOSHUA G. KELLY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2013-KH-2649 STATE EX REL. JOHNNIE ROBERTS, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2013-KH-2652 STATE EX REL. GEORGE ANTHONY COLLIER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)

2013-KH-2661 STATE EX REL. KENYATTA CURTIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2013-KH-2662 STATE EX REL. JEREMY COLBERT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2013-KH-2663 STATE EX REL. MICHAEL MAYBERRY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)
HUGHES, J., would grant.

2013-KH-2669 STATE EX REL. BARRY A. FERGUSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2013-KH-2670 STATE EX REL. SAMUEL KELLY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)
HUGHES, J., As the writ report acknowledges, the state’s “key witness” committed perjury on the stand, and the state dismissed a rule to revoke his probation, while the witness testified the state made him no promises. The defendant was convicted of murder primarily on the testimony of this one witness with no physical evidence. I would grant the writ to order an evidentiary hearing.

2013-KH-2671 STATE EX REL. DENNIS WELDON THOMPSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Sabine)

2013-KH-2673 STATE EX REL. RAGAN MAYO v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Vernon)

2013-KH-2675 STATE EX REL. JARVIS BALLARD v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Bernard)

2013-KH-2682 STATE EX REL. RHONDA K. OLIVER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2013-KH-2683 STATE EX REL. JEFFERY BAHAM v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Washington)
WEIMER, J., recused.

2013-KH-2691 STATE EX REL. DWAYNE WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant.

2013-KH-2692 STATE EX REL. EDWARD HENDERSON, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Mary)

2013-KH-2693 STATE EX REL. DEMOND TANNER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2013-KH-2694 STATE EX REL. HARRIS COLLINS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2013-KH-2695 STATE EX REL. PHIL BANKS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2013-KH-2702 STATE EX REL. LEVANCE A. WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2013-KH-2703 STATE EX REL. STEVEN DALE MOUNCE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

2013-KH-2710 STATE EX REL. SANTANNA DAVIDSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2013-KH-2711 STATE EX REL. SHERAMI FREYOU v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Iberia)

2013-KH-2712 STATE EX REL. SHANMARCUS A. BUTLER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2013-KH-2713 STATE EX REL. WILLIAM BARNES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2013-KH-2714 STATE EX REL. TJIANNA T. KELLY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2013-KH-2715 STATE EX REL. ALBERT PATTERSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2013-KH-2718 STATE EX REL. RAYMOND WADE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2013-KH-2719 STATE EX REL. SHANNON ALEXANDER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2013-KH-2720 STATE EX REL. DANTERRIUS K. HOLMES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)

2013-KH-2722 STATE EX REL. TOMMY CULLIER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2013-KH-2734 STATE EX REL. JAMES T. PRYOR v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Washington)

2013-KH-2735 STATE EX REL. JONATHAN BLACK v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2013-KH-2736 STATE EX REL. TERRY WAYNE MAYS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of West Feliciana)

2013-KH-2737 STATE EX REL. LUCIEN JAMAR TRAMMELL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2013-KH-2738 STATE EX REL. CARL A. STEWART v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)


2013-KH-2739 STATE EX REL. CARL A. STEWART v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2013-KH-2743 STATE EX REL. ANTHONY HOLLIDAY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2013-KH-2744 STATE EX REL. ROBERT NEELY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2013-KH-2745 STATE EX REL. JAMES RONALD FRANKS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Bossier)

2013-KH-2746 STATE EX REL. HAROLD WAYNE JOHNSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)
CLARK, J., recused.

2013-KH-2767 STATE EX REL. KENNY WAYNE WHITMORE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
WEIMER, J., recused.

2013-KH-2768 STATE EX REL. ANDREW JOSEPH FUSILIER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Calcasieu)

2013-KH-2771 STATE EX REL. DEREK DEWAYNE HARRIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2013-KH-2773 STATE EX REL. KEVIN STEWART v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Terrebonne)
WEIMER, J., recused.

2013-OK-2797 STATE EX REL. ERNEST BATTLE, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

2013-KH-2798 STATE EX REL. FREDRICK HARRIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2013-KH-2799 STATE EX REL ROBERT T. YOUNG, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Washington)

2013-KH-2800 STATE EX REL. JERRY FLETCHER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Grant)

2013-KH-2801 STATE EX REL. MARKUS D. LANIEUX v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant.

2013-KH-2803 STATE EX REL. DANIEL WATTS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Tangipahoa)

2013-KH-2804 STATE EX REL. JAMES CHARGOIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Iberia)

2013-KH-2805 STATE EX REL. ROBBREION GREEN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2013-KH-2807 STATE EX REL. ROLAND DAVID THOMPSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Richland)

2013-KH-2808 STATE EX REL. JOHN CAUSEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2013-KH-2809 STATE EX REL. JOHN HOWARD SCOTT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2013-KH-2834 STATE EX REL. MELVIN JOHNSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2013-KH-2835 STATE EX REL. DAVID LANDOR v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafayette)

2013-KH-2836 STATE EX REL. GARY BOUDREAUX v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Vermilion)
KNOLL, J., recused.

2013-KH-2840 STATE EX REL. EDMOND D. SPENCER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Washington)


2013-KH-2846 STATE EX REL. MICHAEL WASHINGTON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Washington)
WEIMER, J., recused.

2013-KH-2847 STATE EX REL. BERTRAM YOUNG v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

2013-KH-2851 STATE EX REL. KEVIN WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

2013-KH-2853 STATE EX REL. WILLIAM D. HOBBS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)

2013-KH-2856 STATE EX REL. QUANTRELL KELSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2013-KH-2857 STATE EX REL. EARLY D. CLARK v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Tensas)

2013-KH-2866 STATE EX REL. EDWARD JOHNSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2013-KH-2867 STATE EX REL. DONALD WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2013-KH-2868 STATE EX REL. CHERAHKEI PARKER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2013-KH-2884 STATE EX REL. BENJAMIN HARRIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Natchitoches)

2013-KH-2888 STATE EX REL. JEFFREY STEWART v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2013-KH-2893 STATE EX REL. RODNEY J. TOLLIVER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafayette)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant. In State v. Tate, 2012-2763 (La. 11/5/13), 130 So.3d 829, this court held that Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ---, 132 S.Ct. 2455, 183 L. Ed. 2d 407 (2012), does not retroactively apply to juvenile offenders whose life sentences were handed down before the Supreme Court issued its opinion. In my view, Miller announced a new rule of criminal procedure that is substantive, and consequently should apply retroactively.

2014-KH-0562 STATE EX REL. MICHAEL FASOLA v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Charles)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant. In State v. Tate, 2012-2763 (La. 11/5/13), 130 So.3d 829, this court held that Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ---, 132 S.Ct. 2455, 183 L. Ed. 2d 407 (2012), does not retroactively apply to juvenile offenders whose life sentences were handed down before the Supreme Court issued its opinion. In my view, Miller announced a new rule of criminal procedure that is substantive, and consequently should apply retroactively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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