Supreme Court to visit Biddeford, Brunswick, Bucksport high schools

Posted Sept. 10, 2012, at 8:20 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hold oral arguments next month at high schools in Biddeford, Brunswick and Bucksport.

Over the past few years, the justices have held oral arguments in the fall at high schools around the state.

“The practice of appellate law is rarely seen on television or in movies, and we hope that these opportunities supplement the education and exposure of Maine students to both the third branch of government, and to the concept of justice as a function of the third branch,” Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley said in a press release issued Monday. “Maine legislators, teachers, and students have been a wonderful resource for us.

“While the court has traveled over the years from Sanford to Fort Kent, and from Bridgton to Eastport, we have not, as a court, sat in Hancock County, and it has been several years since we have traveled as a court to York County,” she said. “We learn at least as much about our great state traveling and meeting with the students and teachers, as the students and the public learn about the Judicial Branch.”

Last year, the state’s high court convened at high schools in Lisbon, Richmond and Portland.

Justices will preside at: 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Biddeford High School; at 9:20 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Brunswick High School; and at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Bucksport High School.

For information, visit www.courts.state.me.us.

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