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Over 1K Students Attend AR Supreme Court Session in Heber Springs

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas Supreme Court held its normal Thursday session in Heber Springs today. But there were more than a thousand students in the courtroom. 

As part of the "Appeals on Wheels" program, they got to experience a real-life Arkansas Supreme Court oral argument first-hand. 

"Its important for people to see their court in action...we're located in little rock primarily. And it's difficult for people to come to Little Rock to hear oral argument. But this gives us an opportunity for us to take the oral argument out to the different communities throughout the state and gives the public the opportunity to see the supreme court in action," says Chief Justice John Dan Kemp, Arkansas Supreme Court.

After the formal hearing, the students are divided into groups and meet individually with a Supreme Court Justice for a question and answer session.

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