McCook High School Hosts Supreme Court Law Day Arguments

McCook High School Hosts Supreme Court Law Day Arguments

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Judge Heng
Group Photo at McCook
Student at McCook

Law Day 2022 was celebrated in the McCook High School auditorium on April 28, with local judges speaking to students immediately before the Nebraska Supreme Court held oral arguments.

Judge Pat Heng discussed the appeals process while outlining information about the trial courts and the importance of courts in American society.  Judge Anne Paine provided students with a background on Law Day noting, “For those who are not aware, on May 1 the United States officially recognizes Law Day. It is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society.” She continued, “We are pleased to celebrate Law Day with you here today and want to take this opportunity to bring you a glimpse into the judicial branch of government a few days before the “official” Law Day.  Each year the Nebraska Supreme Court visits communities outside of Lincoln to conduct oral arguments and celebrate Law Day.” 

The visit marks the first time the Court has held arguments in McCook. Court arguments began at 9:45 a.m. with attorneys from Lincoln and Seward. Cases included Kane v. Kane, where agrandmother of three asserts on appeal that the district court erred in dismissing her petition to establish grandparent visitation; and, State v. Eighteen Thousand Dollars in which the Seward County Attorney seeking forfeiture of the $18,000 cash found in possession of an individual stopped by a Deputy Seward County Sheriff for following too close and driving on the shoulder of the highway.

McCook High School’s “Bison TV” will broadcast the proceedings on YouTube.  Watch the complete oral argument session.

Read notes in the McCook Gazette:

Nebraska Supreme Court in session in McCook

Supreme Court connection (Justice Stacy)