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Idaho Supreme Court to hear three cases Nov. 7 at Idaho State University Stephens Center

Posted October 29, 2012

The Idaho Supreme Court is coming to Idaho State University to hear three cases from 8:50 a.m. to about noon on Nov. 7 in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

"This is the first time oral arguments have been held on the Idaho State University campus in at least 10 years," said Steve Kenyon, Court Clerk. "The purpose of this is to give students and the community access to the court."

The court generally visits Pocatello once a year, but normally meets in the Bannock County Courthouse.  But after an invitation by ISU President Arthur Vailas, the court decided to meet in the Stephens Center in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall where there is plenty of room for spectators.

"Professors or other interested parties can contact the Supreme Court in advance to get copies of briefs about what the arguments are and what the cases are about," Kenyon said.

The appellate oral arguments are limited to a total of 30 minutes per side.  The purpose of the oral argument is to allow the parties to answer any questions the Justices might have after they have reviewed the briefing and records submitted.  The Court's decision will be released in four to six weeks.

The Idaho Supreme Court will also meet in Rexburg on Nov. 8.

For more information, contact the Idaho Supreme Court at 208-334-2210.

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