About the Society

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The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which was incorporated in the State of Louisiana in 1992.  The Society is dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of Louisiana and its decisions for the purpose of increasing public awareness of the Court’s contribution to Louisiana’s rich legal heritage.

Member contributions have allowed The Historical Society to open the Louisiana Supreme Court Museum, to restore and reopen the stunning Supreme Court building at 400 Royal Street, and to restore dozens of portraits of Louisiana Judges of historical significance. Membership is open to the public, as is the museum.

 

 

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Fun Facts

Louisiana Supreme Court Justices who were also State Governors

  • Pierre Auguste Bourguignon Derbigny – 1828-1829 (Whig; National Republican)
  • Francis T. Nicholls – 1877-1880, 1888-1892 (Democrat)
  • Samuel Douglas McEnery – 1881-1888 (Democrat)
  • Newton C. Blanchard – 1904-1908 (Democrat)
  • Robert F. Kennon – 1952-1956 (Democrat)

(Dates are terms of governorship)

 

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News and Events

Professor Nancy Maveety discussing her book, Glass and Gavel at the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Glass and Gavel: The U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol

A Law Library of Louisiana Free CLE Co-sponsored by the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society   Glass and Gavel: The U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol Presented by Dr. Nancy L. Maveety Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 …

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French Law Symposium at the Louisiana Supreme Court

A Law Library of Louisiana Free CLE Co-sponsored by the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society and the Association Henri Capitant   The Reform of the French Law of Obligations: What It Is and What It Means for Louisiana and …

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Tricentennial Gala on Saturday, September 29th

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.,  Orpheum Theater, New Orleans, Entertainment by Jerry Christopher’s X-Ceptions.   Please purchase your ticket(s) by September 20th to secure your reservation. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Gail Bragg via …

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