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Michigan Supreme Court takes courtroom to Traverse City high school

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The Michigan Supreme Court will travel from Lansing to a Traverse City high school to hear a case in front of a public audience. 



This is the court’s twenty-fifth event with the Community Connections program.


Chief Justice, Bridget McCormack said the event is set up like a public forum, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions face-to-face with lawyers. 


“When the court arrives we actually do exactly what we would do in our courtroom in Lansing we have oral argument and we will be on stage. The lawyers will show up and they’ll make the arguments like if they were here in our court, but it’ll be in front of an audience.”


The caseis a land dispute over property in Gladwin County. McCormack said the goal of the day is to engage the community in the process of the courts. 


“The courts have, in some ways, historically been the branch of government about which people know the least, people think of them as less public and it shouldn’t be that way,” McCormack said. 


The traveling court is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, oral arguments will begin at 10 a.m.. It will be live streamed, click hereto get notified when the event begins.

Tess DeGayner is a student reporter for WCMU News. She is a senior at Central Michigan University studying Journalism and Broadcasting. Her hometown is Fenton, Michigan.