For immediate release: March 4, 2009
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Supreme Court of New Jersey to Hear Arguments in Camden
Oral argument in four Supreme Court cases will be heard on Monday, March 9 beginning at 10 a.m. at Rutgers School of Law-Camden, 17 N. Fifth St., room E107, announced Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.
Monday's arguments will allow an unprecedented opportunity for students, attorneys and members of the public to observe Supreme Court arguments in the new moot courtroom in the recently renovated law school. The Court will meet with law students for a question-and-answer session after the arguments.
"Supreme Court oral arguments are a unique aspect of the court process, which most people do not get a chance to see in person," said Chief Justice Rabner. "On behalf of the entire Court, I want to thank Dean Rayman Solomon and Rutgers for hosting us at their magnificent new facility. We hope that everyone in attendance, particularly law students, will find the arguments a valuable educational experience."
The last time the Supreme Court heard oral argument outside of the Supreme Court Courtroom was in 1975, when then-Gov. Brendan Byrne declared a state of emergency due to a malfunction at the Trenton Water Filtration Plant and arguments were moved to Morristown.
Seating for the media is limited and will be reserved in the order requests are received. Only one seat will be reserved for each news organization. Reporters and photographers must wear press credentials to be admitted to the reserved seating area. Reporters are asked to be seated by 9:50 a.m. At 9:55 a.m., unused reserved seats may be given to those waiting to enter the courtroom. Call the Judiciary communications office at 609-292-9580 to reserve a seat.