Nebraska Supreme Court Holds Argument Session at Scottsbluff High School

Nebraska Supreme Court Holds Argument Session at Scottsbluff High School

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Nebraska Supreme Court dedicated their 2019 Law Day arguments at Scottsbluff High School to late Justice John F. Wright.  Wright died March 18, 2018, at the age of 72 before being able to return to his hometown for a high school argument session. According to local attorneys, Wright, who had served on the Scottsbluff School Board, would have greatly appreciated the court session.

The arguments were held in the auditorium the morning of April 29, 2019. Arguments began with an introductory program for students where Judge Kris Mickey provided background information on the court systems, and Scottsbluff attorney Steve Olsen presented information on the background and purpose of Law Day.

March 18 marked the first time that the Supreme Court has held court arguments in Scottsbluff. This argument session and other high school argument events are part of a continuing effort by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the legal community to raise awareness of court processes and the importance of civics education to American society.

Read Star-Herald Article: Scottsbluff High School becomes courtroom for state’s highest court