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Over 1,000 students visit AR Supreme Court Session in Heber Springs

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(KAIT/KARK) -

The Arkansas Supreme Court held its usual Thursday session in Heber Springs.

But there was something a little special about this session.

Over 1,000 students visited the courtroom.

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

Chief Justice John Dan Kemp said it is important for citizens to see the court in action.

"It's difficult for people to come to Little Rock to hear oral arguments," Kemp said. "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."

After the formal hearing, the students divided into groups and met separately with a Supreme Court justice for a question and answer session.

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