Rhode Island Supreme Court “Rides the Circuit” to Central Falls

In furtherance of the “riding the circuit” tradition, the Rhode Island Supreme Court will hear oral arguments at Central Falls High School on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

“We are looking forward to traveling to Central Falls High School for this special session of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, ” said Chief Ju stice Paul A. Suttell. “This is a terrific opportunity to take the work of the Supreme Court to communities outside Providence so students and others can see firsthand how their justice system works.”

Twice a year, the Supreme Court has moved its entire operation to a local community and has invited students and members of the community to see the process firsthand. The court last traveled in April 2013 to Exeter/West Greenwich Regional Senior High School.

The court session – which is open to the public – will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the auditorium at Central Falls High School, 24 Summer St., Central Falls. Those wishing to observe should arrive by 9 a.m. The auditorium is accessible by stairs from the front entrance facing Summer Street . The building is handicapped – accessible. Allow time to find parking, which is limited around the school.

While at Central Falls, the justices will hear arguments in three cases: an appeal involving injuries to a teenager searching for ghosts at a closed state facility; a defendant’s appeal of convictions of domestic assault; and a defendant’s appeal of a conviction of robbery involving a pizza delivery man.

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