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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Sits in Richland for First Time Ever

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RICHLAND, WA- To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sat for the first time ever on Tuesday.

For about two hours, the circuit judges heard the appeals of three decisions. The three appeals were related to the following decisions, Sanders versus Energy Northwest, King versus Garfield County Public Hospital District No. 1 and Terence Sean McGee and finally, United States versus Aleksandar Djordjevic. 

Each person who took to the stand was given fifteen minutes to speak along with additional time for questioning from the circuit judges. 

Workers of the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building were excited to see such a major moment taking place for the city of Richland and the Tri-Cities area. 

Circuit judge Susan Graber wrapped up the hearing by saying, "connected with this courthouse, for their hospitality, their assistance to us and bringing this special sitting to the Tri-Cities area, and want to thank Kathy Morris for her assistance and deputy clerk. With that we are adjourned".