Kansas Supreme Court to hear arguments at special session in Lawrence

photo by: Associated Press

Justices listen to arguments during a school funding hearing before the Kansas Supreme Court in Topeka, Kan., Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, Pool)

The Kansas Supreme Court has announced it will make its first visit to Lawrence in the court’s 158-year history.

At a special evening session set for April 1, justices will hear oral arguments in two yet-to-be-announced cases, according to a Monday news release from the state. The session is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to about 8 p.m. at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive on the University of Kansas campus.

The event is open to the public, and afterward justices will greet attendees at an informal reception in the lobby.

The session is part of outreach efforts since 2011 that have involved the court hearing arguments outside its courtroom in Topeka.

“Community visits are a great way for the people of Kansas to get to know us — to see who we are, what we do, how we do it — and to learn about the judiciary’s role in our society,” Chief Justice Lawton Nuss said in the news release. “We continue to provide live webcasts of all our courtroom sessions in the Kansas Judicial Center in Topeka, but people tell us there’s nothing like seeing proceedings in person.”

More on the special session and information on previous community visits can be found at the judicial branch’s website, kscourts.org, under “What’s New.”

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