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STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1.Court holds that mechanism created by legislature for funding Uniform Local Sales Tax Board is unconstitutional.
West Feliciana Parish Government v. State of Louisiana, Office of Motor Vehicles, 2019-CA-00878 (La. 12/11/19) [29 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 12
     Plaintiffs, the Plaquemines Parish Council and the St. James Parish School Board, are the local taxing jurisdictions and designated single collectors for sales and... view full summary
CRIMINAL

2.District court extended period of time for defendant to file motion to reconsider sentence.
State v. Cameron Williams, 2019-KK-01352 (La. 12/10/19) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 12
     At issue in this case was whether the district court had extended the period of time in which defendant could file a motion to reconsider sentence. "In felony cases, wi... view full summary
3.State not required to disclose witness identity two weeks before trial.
State v. Harold Brooks, 2019-KK-01468 (La. 12/10/19) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 12
     Defendant filed a motion to require the State to disclose the identity of an undercover agent witness two weeks before trial, and the district court granted the motion.... view full summary
4.Identification of defendant suppressed because of suggestive photographic lineup.
State v. Roland Butler, 2019-KK-1541 (La. 12/10/19) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 12
     Defendant was identified in a single photographic lineup as the perpetrator of a crime that occurred 22 years earlier. The district court denied defendant's mo... view full summary
5.Officers were required to Mirandize 15-year-old questioned at school.
State v. Shelvon Cooks, 2019-KK-01684 (La. 12/10/19) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 12
     Defendant was a 15-year-old child suspected in a carjacking. Police detained him at his school for questioning and did not administer Miranda warnings at t... view full summary
6.Court of appeal erred in reversing district court's grant of new trial.
State v. David Bourg, 2019-K-00038 (La. 12/11/19) [11 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 12
     In 2014 defendant fatally shot Michael Pitre in the head while the two were seated in defendant's truck. They had been drinking, and defendant claim... view full summary
7.Provision mandating automatic transfer of jurisdiction from juvenile court to criminal court was constitutional.
State v. Hunter Fussell, 2019-KA-01061 (La. 12/11/19) [24 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 12
     Defendant was indicted for first degree rape of a victim under the age of thirteen, allegedly committed shortly after defendant's fifteenth birthday. The Children's C... view full summary
8.District court ordered to address plaintiff's post-conviction application.
State v. Johnson Washington, 2019-KH-0765 (La. 12/19/19) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 12
     The Court granted a supervisory writ in defendant's post-conviction relief proceedings.
     Defendant represented to the Court th... view full summary
9.Defendant entitled to suppress statement made to his mother at direction of officer.
State v. Christopher Alexander, 2019-KK-01664 (La. 12/20/19) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 12
     In December 2018 the Court granted a supervisory writ and reversed the denial of defendant's motion to suppress his statement given to a detective in an in... view full summary
10.Court denies State's writ application regarding release of incompetent defendant charged with armed robbery.
State v. Christopher Wallace, 2019-KK-01398 (La. 12/20/19) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 12
     Defendant was charged with armed robbery and remanded to the custody of the Department of Health and Hospitals. He was treated, but the parties agreed that he remained ... view full summary