The Minnesota Supreme Court will visit Fairmont High School Wednesday to hold its 50th traveling oral arguments.
The program seeks to teach students about the Minnesota court system and build the public’s trust, confidence and understanding of the judiciary. At 9 AM Wednesday morning, the court will hold oral arguments in an actual court case in front of hundreds of students in the Performing Arts Center at Fairmont High School.Fairmont students in grades 9-12 will attend, along with students from Martin County West, Truman, Martin Luther, Granada-Huntley-East Chain and Arise Academy.
Following oral arguments, the justices will hold a question-and-answer session with students, followed by lunch with student representatives. They also will spend the afternoon visiting classrooms at Fairmont High School.
The Traveling Oral Argument Program has been traveling to two high schools in Minnesota each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, since 1995. Forty-seven communities in 31 counties in the state have hosted the program.
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