Illinois Supreme Court hitting the road
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court is hitting the road.
In a news release, 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.
The release says students and teachers from various schools have been invited to attend the arguments.