PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
SEPTEMBER 5, 2002
Louisiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments on five pending
cases today at Nicholls State University (NSU) in Thibodaux,
Louisiana. The seven justices held proceedings at Nicholls
as part of an ongoing effort by the Court to educate and inform
students and the general public about the work of the Court.
"For over 15 years,
holding court in venues other than the Supreme Court courthouse
has been a tradition of the Court. The goal is to provide
area citizens with a snapshot of the volume, variety and complexity
of the Court's caseload by bringing the Louisiana Supreme
Court to them," said Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr.
Prior to oral arguments,
Justice John L. Weimer, a 1976 Nicholls graduate and a former
professor of Business Law at NSU, welcomed the high school
and the university students in attendance in NSU's Talbot
Theater. Justice Weimer was elected last year and recently
re-elected to the Sixth Supreme Court District which includes
According to Justice
Weimer, "High school students from 13 parishes traveled from
across Louisiana to attend the court proceedings which were
also open to the public and all members of the NSU community."