Illinois Supreme Court Hits the Road
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Supreme Court is hitting the road.
A spokesman for the court says the justices will gather at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - the alma mater of Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier - on March 15 to hear two cases.
The practice of "riding circuit" to hold hearings around the state was something that was done as a matter of course in the earliest days of the court.
Karmeier says that it's done today as a way to let more Illinois residents see how the court works and to "demystify" a process many people don't know much about.
Students and teachers from various schools have been invited to attend the arguments.