State’s high court to ‘ride the circuit,’ visit high school

March 31, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Supreme Court will hear oral arguments at Lincoln High School in a tradition known as “riding the circuit.”

The state’s high court will hear three cases at the school on Wednesday.

Chief Justice Paul Suttell says it’s an opportunity to take their work out of Providence and show the students and the public how their justice system operates.

The court will hear arguments in a lawsuit involving a negligence claim at an ice rink, an appeal of a criminal conviction for murder and an appeal of a Family Court judgment in a disputed common-law marriage.

The court revived the centuries-old tradition of traveling throughout its jurisdiction 17 years ago to reach out to the community.

The session begins at 9:15 a.m. and is open to the public.

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