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Governor McKeithen on Judge Blanche Ruling Labor-Management Commission of Inquiry Unconstitutional

Brooks Read Collection



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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: Circa 1968

Duration: 00:02:46

Subjects: Blanche, Frederick Alexander Jr., 1921-1997 | McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-1999 | Code of ethics


  • Read, Brooks Photographer


Interview with Governor John McKeithen in the legislature on a ruling by Judge Fred Blanche of the Labor-Management Commission of Inquiry unconstitutional. The audio of the interview is occasionally overcome by business in the legislature. McKeithen states that he doubts that the Supreme Court will uphold the decision, and that he was surprised that Judge Blanche said that the commission was doing more harm than good. McKeithen mentions that Judge Blanche was ruling for a man who had been indicted for bombing a business in Baton Rouge. He continues that he anticipated that Judge Blanche would declare the commission unconstitutional since the same court declared the Code of Ethics unconstitutional. McKeithen mentions that a witness testitfied that if the commission was disbanded, he would not go back to a certain area of the state and attempt to carry on a construction contract.