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Nearly 400 high school students from 12 regional schools are planning to attend the South Dakota Supreme Court sessions that will be held at Black Hills State University Oct. 1, 2, and 3. 

There is still seating available for students and community members to observe the Supreme Court firsthand and learn more about the judicial system.

The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases each morning. Cases will commence each day at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The sessions will be held in the Jacket Legacy Room in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union.

“It’s a privilege to have this esteemed body on our campus,” BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp says. “This is a great opportunity for our students as well as community members and high school students in the region to observe firsthand the workings of a vital branch of government. This will be a valuable educational experience for all who attend.”

Details about the cases are available at BHSU in Woodburn Hall, room 128. In addition to the nine cases scheduled for oral argument during the October 2007 Term of Court, the Court will consider several non‑oral cases. People attending the sessions will receive a short synopsis of each case, as well as biographical information on the Justices, and a short summary of appellate procedure.

Teachers who would like to bring classes to the Supreme Court sessions should reserve space at www.BHSU.edu/SupremeCourt or call 642-6411.

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