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1.Challenge to NOLA traffic camera hearing procedures was mooted by amendments changing procedures.
Lee Rand v. City of New Orleans, 2017-CA-0596 (La. 12/06/17) [18 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 25, Issue 12
     In 2007 the City of New Orleans enacted ordinances that created the Automated Traffic Enforcement System (ATES), by which cameras gathered images of vehic... view full summary

2.Court reverses lower courts and orders termination of father's parental rights, freeing child to be adopted by foster family.
State in the Interest of C.F., 2017-CJ-1054 (La. 12/06/17) [22 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 25, Issue 12
     CF was born in 2006. Her mother died of natural causes in December 2013. In June 2014 the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received a report expressing... view full summary

3.Court reinstates convictions reversed by court of appeal: defendant not denied choice of counsel.
State v. Cardale Green, 2017-K-0435 (La. 12/05/17) [5 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 25, Issue 12
     Defendant was charged in Baton Rouge with second-degree murder and attempted second- degree murder. A public defender was appointed but then withdrew, citing a ... view full summary
4.Court reinstates convictions and sentences but remands to district court to consider possible Brady violations.
State v. William Serigne, 2016-K-1034 (La. 12/06/17) [10 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 25, Issue 12
     Thirty-nine-year-old DA accused her cousins, William and Lionel Serigne, of sexually abusing her when she was a child. Other family members then came forward... view full summary
5.Court rejects district court "stamp" denying pro se motions by represented defendants, discusses procedure for considering pro se motions by represented defendants.
State v. Reggie Patrick Thibodeaux, 2017-KK-0705 (La. 12/06/17) [7 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 25, Issue 12
     Although represented by a public defender, defendant filed a pro se motion to suppress.
     The district court stamped the mot... view full summary