PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
VALERIE WILLARD (504) 599-0319 or
VERONIKA AVERY (318) 342-5444
Lousiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments on five pending
cases today at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM).
Six justices held proceedings at ULM as part of an ongoing
effort by the Court to educate and to inform students and
the general public about the work of the Court.
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 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,
to oral arguments, Justice Chet D. Traylor, a 1969 graduate
of Northeast Louisiana State University, now known as ULM,
welcomed the high school and university students in attendance
in ULM's Brown Auditorium. Justice Traylor was elected in
1996 to the Fourth Supreme Court District which includes Monroe.
to Justice Traylor,"The Supreme Court's decision to hold court
at ULM is an historic and momentous event for the people of
northeast Louisiana. The last time the Supreme Court sat in
Monroe was June 1894. The people of Louisiana need to know
that this is their Supreme Court. This is a rare opportunity
to see the Supreme Court in action and the decision-making
process which affects all of our lives."
is an honor to have had state law decided on our campus today.
The Supreme Court's coming to Monroe is beneficial to the
education of the students at ULM and throughout Northeast
Louisiana." said ULM President, Dr. James Cofer.