Supreme Court of Alabama will hold a special session at the
Mitchell Center on Thursday, November 6, at 9 a.m.
This marks the second time in USA history that the court has
held oral arguments on campus. This unique opportunity offers
USA students, faculty and staff a chance to witness the Alabama
Supreme Court outside Montgomery's Judicial Building. Dr.
John Smykla, chairperson of the political science and criminal
justice department, is coordinating the event.
"It's a rare opportunity for students and the entire
community to watch the court in action in our own backyard,"
Dr. Smykla said. "It helps build our trust in government."
The court will hold oral arguments on two cases, including
a lawsuit revolving around a cancer policy lawsuit.
As the highest state court, the Alabama Supreme Court has
both judicial and administrative responsibilities. The Court
reviews decisions rendered by other state courts, and it governs
the administration, practice and procedure in all Alabama
courts. No reservations are necessary for this historic event,
which is free and open to the community. For additional details,
call the Public Relations department at 460-6211.