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Washington State Supreme Court Visits Local Univeristy

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 TOPPENISH, WA.- Court was in session at Heritage University, Tuesday afternoon. The Washington State Supreme Court made their way to Toppenish to hear three cases as part of their educational outreach program. 

Judges heard three different cases dealing with, driving under the influence, second-degree child rape, and Washington's Minimum Wage Act.

For criminal justice major Max Becker it was a great chance to apply his schooling to real life court cases, “To be able to see what it's like to live a life as a justice and to really understand what it is that they do outside the court system and also what they do inside the court system and how they actually affect Washington State,” Becker said.

The State Supreme Court usually holds their hearings at the Temple of Justice in Olympia, but several times a year they travel to different locations around Washington to give students, faculty, and community members a chance to see the courtroom in action.