× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / Judge Hughes #968212

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 17, 2010
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Federal court lawsuits against BP due to the oil rig explosion & oil spill noted.

(Atlanta: Abby Boudreau) How BP has been judge shopping & want Lynn Hughes, who has ties to the oil industry, to hear the cases examined; details given about royalty payments Hughes received from several oil companies. [Indiana University law school Charles GEYH†- speaks about Hughes, who make his interests clear.] A statement from BP about Judge Hughes quoted.

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper; studio: Jeffrey Toobin) The issue of consolidating lawsuits under one judge, why BP wants the case heard in Houston & not New Orleans, Hughes's profile & why the case should be sent to New Orleans discussed. A past story on the "birther" case involving Army doctor Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin†† clarified. {See CNN; 5/10/10.}

Cooper, Anderson;
Boudreau, Abby;
Toobin, Jeffrey

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.