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September 5, 2012

Cowley College to commemorate Constitution Day with docket of cases


In recognition of Constitution Day, three judges from the Kansas Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a docket of cases at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City. Three cases will be heard in the college’s Earle N. Wright Community Room, located inside the Brown Center on Tuesday, September 18, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Chief Judge Richard Greene is the presiding judge for the hearing. He said all of the appeals will involve issues about rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

“Constitution Day gives us the unique opportunity to take the court to the people,” Chief Judge Greene said. “This will give individuals a chance to see the court in action and see how we do our jobs when it comes to the constitution.”

Attorneys for each side will have an opportunity to present arguments to the judges, and the judges will have a chance to ask questions. After each hearing is completed, the judges will be available to talk with students.

Attorneys will present oral arguments in front of the panel as students and community members have an opportunity to listen in. The docket will consist of three cases from the South Central Kansas area.

“It should make for an interesting docket for the students,” Chief Judge Greene said.