By Patrick McCauley | Visual Communications Specialist, Office of Communication, Education, and Outreach
On September 26, the Indiana Supreme Court heard an oral argument in Madison County rather than in the Supreme Court Courtroom in Indianapolis. The Court holds about 70 oral arguments at the State House in Indianapolis each year. Occasionally, it schedules arguments outside the capital to allow students, press, and public in other areas of the state an opportunity to see the work of the Court.
The Court heard argument in the criminal search and seizure case of Marcus Zanders v. State of Indiana, at Reardon Auditorium on the campus of Anderson University (AU) in Anderson. Students, faculty, and administrators from AU were among the nearly 800 guests along with area attorneys, local judges, and students from:
- Anderson Christian School
- Burris Laboratory School
- Daleville Jr-Sr High School
- The Excel Center of Anderson
- Indiana Christian Academy
- Inspire Academy: A School of Inquiry
- Lapel High School
- Liberty Christian School
- Muncie Central High School
- Tri Central Middle-High School
- Wapahani High School
- Wes-Del High School
Following the argument, the Court answered questions from the audience, providing students and community members an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the day-to-day operations and overall role of the Court as well as the way cases move through the judicial system.
To learn more about the Supreme Court’s Traveling Oral Arguments, visit courts.in.gov/supreme/2572.htm.
View photos from the Traveling Oral Argument on Flickr.