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Minnesota Supreme Court holds hearing case in Wadena

Published 9:55am Thursday, October 10, 2013 Updated 11:57am Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Minnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Wadena. More than 450 students from Wadena-Deer Creek High School, M State, and schools in New York Mills, Verndale, Bertha-Hewitt, Sebeka, and Staples-Motley attended court at Wadena Memorial Auditorium to watch the oral arguments.

The visit is part of a biannual program that seeks to teach students about the work of the state’s highest court while building the public’s trust and confidence in the Judicial Branch.

The justices listened to the oral arguments of an actual case, State of Minnesota, Respondent vs. Antoine Rumel Little, Appellant – Case No. A11-2319.

Following oral arguments, the justices answered students’ questions in the auditorium and then moved to Wadena-Deer Creek High School where they ate lunch with student leaders.

After lunch, they visited classrooms at the high school and at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School.

Since the Supreme Court convened oral arguments in Rochester in 1995, the visits have taken center stage in the Court’s efforts to improve public understanding of the judiciary’s work.

The Wadena visit marked the 38th traveling oral argument for the Court.

“Wadena-Deer Creek High School is honored to host the Minnesota Supreme Court Traveling Oral Arguments,” said Wadena-Deer Creek High School Principal Tyler Church.

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