Texas Supreme Court Holds Session at Texas A&M

By: Texas A&M University and KBTX Staff Email
By: Texas A&M University and KBTX Staff Email

The Texas Supreme Court took a road trip Thursday for a session at Texas A&M.

The nine-member court heard two cases that are on appeal.

The Supreme Court has conducted oral arguments in all corners of Texas twice a year since voters amended the state Constitution in 1998 to allow the Court to sit outside Austin. "We consider these 'road trips' great opportunities for Texans to see the Court's work live and what oral argument is," Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht said. "But equally important, justices value the chance to visit with students to explain what we do - what the argument means, why it's important."

This first-of-its-type program is presented by the Office of the Provost and the College of Architecture.

Provost Karan Watson said "hosting the Supreme Court of Texas on our campus is a great opportunity to remind students, faculty and the community of the role education and the court system play in strengthening our democracy.

More information about the cases, including copies of the briefs for each case, is available at the Supreme Court website. Click on the link below.


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