Court Presents Cases for Boys and Girls State

The Tennessee Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in Cookeville and Nashville this week as part of the SCALES Project. During the sessions, participants in the Boys State and Girls State programs will learn about the court system and the specific facts of the case they will hear. A total of four cases will be heard over a two-day period, with about 300 students sitting in on each session. In addition to the court’s presentation, the 1,200 Boys State and Girls State participants will learn about city, county and state government though hands-on learning and role-playing. The court is sitting at the invitation of Circuit Court Judge John J. Maddux Jr. of Cookeville, who has served as Tennessee Boys’ State chair for nearly 30 years.

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