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Louisiana v. Russell (1982)

Louisiana Supreme Court at LSU



Genre: Event

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-10-01

Duration: 00:41:43

Subjects: Louisiana. Supreme Court | Television broadcasting of court proceedings | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Dixon, John Speaker
  • Murray, Julian Speaker
  • Watson, Jack Speaker
  • Dennis, James Speaker
  • Lemon, Harry Speaker
  • Morgan, Harry Speaker
  • Blanche, Fred Speaker
  • Calogero, Pascal Speaker


This episode of “Louisiana Supreme Court at LSU” from October 1, 1982, features the arguments by attorneys Julian Murray, defense attorney, and Harry Morgan, Assistant District Attorney in St. Charles Parish, in the case, State of Louisiana vs. Russell. It includes questions by Supreme Court Justices John Dixon, Jack Watson, James Dennis, Harry Lemon, Fred Blanche, and Pascal Calogero. This case was a part of the Louisiana Supreme Court’s experiment with the use of television cameras in the courtroom.