For immediate release: April 15, 2009
For more information contact:
Winnie Comfort or Tammy Kendig
Supreme Court Oral Argument in Abbott v. Burke
The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Tuesday, April 28 at 10 a.m. in the Supreme Court courtroom on the 8th floor of the Hughes Justice Complex, 25 Market St., Trenton in Abbott v. Burke on applications by the State of New Jersey, seeking a determination by the Court that the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 is constitutional; and by the Education Law Center, seeking a determination for continuation of funding for Abbott districts.
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 9:45 a.m. At 9:55, unused reserved seats will be given to reporters on a waiting list. Call the Judiciary communications office at 609-292-9580 to reserve a seat.
Allow time for passing through security in the RJH Justice Complex lobby. Photo ID must be shown.
News organizations must make arrangements in advance for still or video cameras in the courtroom, according to the Supreme Court guidelines. If demand for space is high, photographers will use a pooling arrangement. The Judiciary communications office will provide further information on pooling when photographers call for reservations.