2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1343 - Allotment of cases among judges; holding of preliminary examination not ground for recusation
§1343. Allotment of cases among judges; holding of preliminary examination not ground for recusation
A. All cases pending in the criminal district court shall be allotted equally among Sections A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, and L of the court. Except on Sundays, legal holidays, and legal half-holidays, the allotment of cases shall be made public by classes daily at noon by the clerk or a deputy clerk selected by him, in the presence of the district attorney. The fact the accused was committed for trial at a preliminary examination shall not be grounds for the recusation of the trial judge who held the preliminary examination.
B. The judges of the criminal district court, by rule adopted by a majority vote of the judges sitting en banc, may assign a certain division of the court as a reentry division of court. The division shall establish a workforce development sentencing project pilot program. The program shall establish guidelines for the issuance of sentences providing inmate rehabilitation and workforce development. The division of court and sentencing project shall work in conjunction with the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council and all efforts shall be coordinated and consistent with the provisions of R.S. 23:1 et seq.
C. Repealed by Acts 2012, No. 399, §2.
Amended by Acts 1975, No. 143, §2; Acts 1995, No. 217, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; Acts 2006, No. 621, §19(A), eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2008, No. 675, §1, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 743, §7, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 792, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2008, No. 873, §1, eff. July 9, 2008; Acts 2010, No. 726, §1; Acts 2011, No. 340, §2, eff. June 29, 2011; Acts 2012, No. 399, §2; Acts 2012, No. 474, §4(B)(2).