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1.Reversible error to cut off defense cross-examination.
State v. Darian Robinson, 01-K-0273 (La. 5/17/02) [10 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 10, Issue 6
Defendant was convicted of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Police had stopped defendant and a Mr. Williams in middle of an argument, whereupon Williams stated that defendant had been... view full summary

2."Nonshooter" had specific intent to kill; vacating prior opinion on rehearing.
State v. Bridgewater, 00-KA-1529 (La. 6/21/02) [11 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 10, Issue 6
Defendant appeals his conviction of first-degree murder. Defendant and an accomplice entered the victims' house for the purpose of committing burglary; and both victims were shot in the head, executi... view full summary
3.Supervisory writ granted to suppress inculpatory statement.
State of Louisiana v. Simon Hutchinson, 02-KK-0304 (La. 6/6/02) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 10, Issue 6
The Court granted defendant's application for supervisory writ, after the district court denied his motion to suppress an inculpatory statement on Sixth Amendment grounds: "The state has not shown th... view full summary

4.Only permanent resident aliens may take the bar exam; overruling prior jurisprudence.
In Re: Richard John Bourke, 02-OB-1468 (La. 6/13/02) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 10, Issue 6
Petitioner is an Australian citizen who has a professional visa allowing him to work in the United States until 2005. He is currently employed in a nonprofit legal organization. He applied for permis... view full summary