Nebraska Supreme Court to Convene November 1 at South Sioux High School

Nebraska Supreme Court to Convene November 1 at South Sioux High School

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Nebraska Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments on the South Sioux City High School campus on November 1, 2019, as part of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s outreach and education programming.

Two arguments will be heard on November 1, beginning with an educational program at 10:00 a.m. Court cases will be followed by an open question and answer session with students. This visit marks the first time that the Supreme Court will hear arguments in South Sioux City.

According to Principal Ashley O’Dell, “South Sioux City High School is very honored to host the Nebraska Supreme Court in our school district.  We are grateful for the partnership with the Nebraska State Bar Foundation as it provides our students, community members, and local dignitaries with an opportunity to witness an event of this magnitude. We recognize the importance that civics and court decisions have on our current reality and on our future.”   

County Court Judge Kurt Rager, a graduate of South Sioux High School, will join the educational portion of the program to provide background information to students on the court system. Several regional high schools and local dignitaries will be in attendance.  “We are pleased to have Judge Kurt Rager, a South Sioux City High School alum, provide us with opening comments.  This will undoubtedly be a proud moment for our school district and community,” added O’Dell.

Traveling appellate court arguments are part of an ongoing effort of the Nebraska Supreme Court and the legal community to raise awareness of the court processes and the importance of civics in society. All argument sessions, whether held in the Supreme Court courtroom or outside of the State Capitol, are open to the public.

 

NOTE:

This is a high school program but will be held in the Middle School auditorium.

Case materials can be found: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/programs-services/community-outreach/supreme-court-high-school-law-school-oral-arguments/hs