Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Marion or Bust!

In two weeks, the Supreme Court of Ohio will take its show on the road to Marion for the first off-site court session of 2012. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the program, which was started by the late Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer in 1987 to honor the 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution.

What is off-site court? Twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, the seven justices travel to a city outside Columbus to hear scheduled oral arguments and allow local high school students to be present.

On Wednesday, April 25, beginning at 9 a.m., cases will be heard at Marion’s historic courthouse. The trip to Marion will be the 63rd time we have held oral arguments in a place other than Columbus.

We also speak beforehand to the students who have been prepared to listen to a particular case and who observe the Ohio Supreme Court in action. As a former teacher, this is my favorite part of the program. I look forward to meeting the students participating from Marion County.

If anyone has questions about this program, send them on to me, or you may read more about off-site court by clicking on this link:

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