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Judge Melvin Shortess Interview (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-10-18

Duration: 00:06:54

Subjects: Louisiana. Supreme Court


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Shortess, Melvin Interviewee


This segment from the October 18, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robert Collins’ in-studio interview with Judge Melvin Shortess of the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He discusses his experience of serving on the Louisiana Supreme Court for six months and what the two newly elected justices can expect when they begin their terms in January.