Supreme Court Goes into the Classroom

Updated 4 years ago

Maine’s highest court went into the classroom Wednesday. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court brought three cases to Waterville High School with hopes students would get a better grasp on how the justice system works. Every October the court, which consists of the Chief Justice and six associates, holds sessions in schools. Lawyers argue their cases in front of students. Afterwards teens have the chance to ask the attorney’s questions. Hon. Leigh Saufley is Maine’s Chief Justice, “We are here because we think Maine high school students are very capable of understanding what’s going on and we want to get them engaged in their own government as soon as we can,” she says. Cassie Dechaine is a freshman at Waterville High. She says, “The expererience of seeing it isn’t the same as learning about it in a class. Now I understand it more.”


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