By David Sexton, Intern | Office of Communication, Education & Outreach
On Tuesday, October 22, the Indiana Supreme Court held an oral argument at Parke Heritage High School in Rockville. The Court heard an argument in Cavanaugh’s Sports Bar & Eatery, Ltd. v. Eric Porterfield, a civil negligence case.
This argument marks the 46th time the Supreme Court has left the State House and held an oral argument outside of Indianapolis since 1994.
The Court schedules arguments twice a year on the road to provide students, press, and members of the public in other areas of the state an opportunity to see the work of the Court and to teach students about the judicial process.
Over 500 attorneys, judges, and other guests joined students from five area high schools: Attica, Clay City Jr./Sr., North Putnam, Parke Heritage, and Seeger Jr./Sr.
Students were given the opportunity to ask the justices questions after the argument concluded. Questions ranged from the justices’ own experiences and careers to the role and importance of the judiciary. In addition to the Q&A session, Parke Heritage High School selected several of its own students to help with the event, serving as ushers, greeters for the Court, and honorary bailiffs.