October 4, 2010

Televised road trip

The Supreme Court would normally be holding oral arguments this month in Sacramento, but its home there is being renovated, so the court is taking its show on the road. Tomorrow and Wednesday, the court will hear arguments in eight cases in Fresno, at the attractive, new Fifth District Court of Appeal building.

Also, unlike their notoriously camera-shy high court colleagues in Washington, D.C., the Supreme Court will be televising the Fresno arguments. That in addition to hosting high school students from eight counties at the arguments.

The court will be considering some interesting issues, as these case blurbs indicate, including Martinez v. Regents, which concerns whether undocumented aliens and other nonresidents who graduate from California high schools can pay in-state tuition at state universities. (The court has also posted the briefs for the eight cases.)

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