NC Supreme Court hears cases in Pitt County

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The North Carolina Supreme Court is traveling across the East this week celebrating its 200th anniversary.
They heard cases in Pitt County Tuesday.

WNCT’s Amber Joseph attended the court hearings and has more on why these travel sessions are so important.

“The law is for everyone,” said Senior Associate Justice, Paul Newby,

A message the North Carolina Supreme Court is spreading throughout the state. 

And the court is doing just that with their travel session in celebration of the courts 200th anniversary. 

Under state law, the court can only meet in two other cities outside of Raleigh– Edenton and Morganton. 

However– the general assembly allowed the court to convene in cities across the state for the court’s bicentennial celebration.

The court traveled to Greenville Tuesday to hear oral arguments in two cases.

Local students were able to sit in on the sessions, many looking forward to this moment.

Like JH Rose High School student Araceli Cooper who is passionate about the law and says hearing the oral arguments was exciting. 

The travels sessions are part of the court’s initiative to spread awareness about civic education. 

The justices are working on more ways to bring people inside the courtroom.

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