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W.Va. Supreme Court hears cases in Huntington

Herald-Dispatch photo by Toril Lavender The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals returned to Marshall University's Huntington campus Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to conduct a session at The Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.
Herald-Dispatch photo by Toril Lavender
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals returned to Marshall University’s Huntington campus Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to conduct a session at The Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Justice was served for more than 700 high school and college students on Marshall University’s campus Tuesday morning.

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals returned to Marshall Tuesday to hear appeals in four cases in front of the audience of students and faculty at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.

The event took place in conjunction with Marshall’s Constitution Week celebration said Patricia Proctor, director of the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy and a pre-law advisor at Marshall.

“The goal with the Supreme Court appearing on campus is to provide students to the way that branch of our system works,” Proctor said. “Students don’t often have the opportunity to see an appellate court in action. …I think this it’s a terrific opportunity for students to see our justices in action and to understand a little more about how the system works when the trial part is over.”

The court heard four cases during the roughly two-and-a-half-hour session, all of which were selected for their use of constitutional law…

 

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