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Supreme Court of Alabama Comes to Faulkner State

9/1/2016

Faulkner State and the Baldwin County Bar Association to host the Supreme Court of Alabama

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Supreme Court of Alabama will be coming to Baldwin County as Faulkner State Community College hosts the Court for two oral arguments. 

On September 7, the Supreme Court will listen to the arguments in front of approximately 2,000 students and guests in the L. D. Owen Performing Arts Center on the Bay Minette Campus of Faulkner State. 

Partnering with the Baldwin County Bar Association, Faulkner State serves as the location for this historical event.  Occasionally, the Supreme Court will travel away from Montgomery to hear cases and arguments.  But, it has been nearly two decades since they have traveled to Baldwin County. 

The cases, one of which is a capital murder case, are real.  The attorneys will argue their cases and will take questions from the Supreme Court according to their strict time allotted.  Students and guests attending the arguments will see first-hand how the Supreme Court process is followed. 

Invitations were sent to students of the Baldwin County Virtual High School and senior classes in the seven public high schools in Baldwin County through the support of the Baldwin County Public School System.  Nearly 1,400 students will come to Bay Minette for the event, and an additional 400 Faulkner State students are anticipated to attend.  Local mayors, legislators, principals and other special guests were also invited to the event. 

By traveling to Baldwin County, the Supreme Court of Alabama provides an ultimate, and unique, learning experience to students in the county. 

Due to space limitations, this event is not open to the public.

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