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1.Court suspends justice of the peace for stalking and harassing ex-wife.
In re: Justice of the Peace Jeff Sachse, 2017-O-2008 (La. 03/13/18) [18 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 3
     Respondent, who is not a lawyer, was elected to the office of justice of the peace for Livingston Parish Ward I in September 1996 and has serve... view full summary
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

2.Paying MFP funds to New Type 2 charter schools is constitutional.
Iberville Parish School Board v. LA State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2017-C-0257 c/w 2017-C-0633 c/w 2017-C-0634 (03/13/18) [30 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 3
     The Louisiana Constitution dictates that the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) "annually develop and adopt a formula which shall be used to de... view full summary
TAXATION

3.Tax Commission correctly used income approach to assess value of low- income housing development, not assessor's market approach.
Errol G. Williams v. Opportunity Homes Ltd. Partnership, 2017-C-0955 (La. 03/13/18) [15 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 3
     Defendant is a "scattered-site, low-income affordable housing development" that consists of thirty-two residential buildings in New Orleans. The properties are co... view full summary
JUVENILE

4.Ninety-day period to commence adjudication was suspended by period during which competency was challenged and determined.
State in the Interest of R.M., 2017-CK-0281 (La. 03/13/18) [7 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 3
     On November 13, 2015, the State filed a petition alleging that RM committed the felony- grade delinquent act of possession with intent to distribut... view full summary
CRIMINAL

5.On remand from SCOTUS, the Court again rules that court of appeal properly reinstated triple murder convictions in 1995 Kim Anh restaurant killings.
State v. Rogers LaCaze, 2016-KP-0234 (La. 03/13/18) [23 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 3
     On March 4, 1995, defendant and Antoinette Frank, then an officer of the New Orleans Police Department, dined together at Kim Anh Vietnamese restaurant in Ne... view full summary
6.Court reverses finding of ineffective assistance and grant of new trial to defendant convicted of double second-degree murders.
State v. Landon D. Quinn, 2016-KP-1285 (La. 03/13/18) [9 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 3
     Matthew Miller and Ryan McKinley were shot and killed after visiting a New Orleans convenience store in 2009. An eyewitness to the shootings told po... view full summary
7.Officers had probable cause to search defendant after observing him block sidewalk and to arrest him after search revealed drugs.
State v. Kerry Parker, 2018-KK-0290 (La. 03/23/18) [4 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 3
     Defendant sat on a stoop in the French Quarter with his legs extended onto the sidewalk, in apparent violation of Section 54-401(a) of the New Orleans Municipal Code, whic... view full summary