Our Day in Court

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We weren't allowed to take photographs in the court sessions we sat in on, but after a few complicated, jargony, slow-moving cases, we met with a magistrate judge who told us about his job, the court, and the difference between state and federal court. Our tired expressions give it all away - patiently sitting through the monotony of court is difficult!! Our experience put things into perspective... We saw closing arguments for a case that had lasted 17 YEARS!

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The whole group! Other homeschool families joined for the day as well.

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We were able to tour the judge's chambers. Not bad for an office.

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Our day at the courthouse ended with a few presentations by lawyers and a Deputy US Marshal as part of the career speakers program.