Second highest court in U.S. on UA campus today - Tucson News Now

Second highest court in U.S. on UA campus today

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today, some Wildcat students are getting a rare look at how one part of the Justice System works. 

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing cases on the University of Arizona campus. 

This is the court just one level beneath the U.S. Supreme Court.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is the same one that made decisions on SB1070 and Jared Laughner.

The 200 person auditorium will be filled with law students, professors, lawyers some coming from Phoenix to be here.  This isn't a ‘law and order' courtroom; there is no jury, no cross examination. 

Attorneys today will be making very well crafted arguments, and will answer questions from the panel of judges, which are sometime very tough and unanticipated.

The two cases heard today involve felony murder, and an issue of suspected child pornography and personal privacy. 

All of this helps the Wildcats get a sense of how this kind of court works, and afterwards judges will meet with students for a Q & A.

Tucson News Now will have a camera crew, and Bud Foster inside the courtroom today, tune in later today for his wrap up.

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