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COCKERHAM v. CAIN, 99-31044

For the purpose of determining whether the defendant could avail himself of a particular rule in challenging his conviction, the Louisiana Supreme Court would not consider defendant's conviction final until after his out of time appeal, as opposed to his errors patent appeal, was resolved.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/20/2002
  • Published 02/20/2002

Judges

  • GARWOOD, Circuit Judge:, Before GARWOOD, HALL, and BARKSDALE, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Valerie Welz Jusselin, Asst. Federal Public Defender (argued), New Orleans, LA, for Petitioner-Appellee., Charles E.F. Heuer (argued), Valentin Michael Solino, Asst. Dist. Atty., New Orleans, LA, for Respondent-Appellant.