S.D. Supreme Court plans March 2001 term at USD

S.D. Supreme Court plans March 2001 term at USD Chief Justice Robert A. Miller of the South Dakota Supreme Court announced March 5 that the Supreme Court will hold its March 2001 term at The University of South Dakota School of Law in Vermillion on March 19, 20 and 21.

The court will hear oral arguments in three cases each day. Court will open at 9 a.m. and cases will commence on the hour. The sessions will be held in the courtroom of the law school.

Booklets containing a schedule of the cases to be heard and a short synopsis of each case, as well as biographical information on the justices and a short summary of appellate procedure will be available for persons attending any of the court's sessions.

In addition to the nine cases scheduled for oral argument during the March term, there are 12 cases on the court's non-oral calendar. In addition to considering cases in which argument is held, the court will consider several non-oral cases each day. The court will also hold a special rules hearing on March 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Traditionally, the court holds one of its spring terms at the law school. Chief Justice Miller extends a special invitation to the residents of Vermillion and area communities to attend any of the court's sessions.

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