In March 2019 Plaisance Law filed a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court for a private client. After reviewing the brief prepared by Marcus J. Plaisance and Mark D. Plaisance, the State of Louisiana was ordered to respond. While considering Plaisance Law’s writ, the Court ruled in Ramos v. Louisiana that the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial, as incorporated against the states, requires a unanimous verdict to convict a defendant of a serious offense. On April 27, 2020, the Supreme Court granted the writ filed by Plaisance Law and, in light of Ramos, remanded the matter to the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal.

We proudly handled the matter from the trial court through the U.S. Supreme Court, and will continue to fight for the rights of our clients. This is the first U.S. Supreme Court writ granted for Marcus J. Plaisance and the second for Mark D. Plaisance, who successfully briefed and argued for the petitioner in Montgomery v. Louisiana (2016).

Click here to view the docket of the Supreme Court of the United States in Kassim M. Nagi v. Louisiana