Indiana Court of Appeals to visit Lincoln Amphitheater

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Appeals on Wheels to bring judges to county Sept. 10

LINCOLN CITY – The Indiana Court of Appeals will hold an oral argument involving a pending criminal case out of Marion County at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10 at the Lincoln Amphitheater in Lincoln City.

The free event is hosted by the Spencer Circuit Court and the Spencer County Bar Association and is part of the Court of Appeals – Appeals on Wheels initiative – to bring the higher Court to communities throughout the State.

The traveling oral arguments help Hoosiers learn more about the judiciary’s indispensable role in Indiana government. They also provide opportunities for Court of Appeals judges to meet and talk with a broad range of students and citizens in relatively informal settings.

Traveling oral arguments are just like oral arguments in the Court’s Statehouse courtroom. A bailiff calls the court into session, the judges enter and lawyers for the parties present their arguments to the judges and answer the judges’ questions.

Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt stated, “It is an honor that the Court of Appeals has chosen to come to Spencer County. It gives us a chance to give our students an excellent educational/civics opportunity and for us to show our Abraham Lincoln roots to our Northern visitors.”

Several hundred students from North and South Spencer schools and St. Bernard’s are also planning to attend.

The event is free and open to the general public and is expected to last approximately one hour.