ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Hundreds of Anchorage School District students gathered Wednesday for a real-life lesson on the Alaska Supreme Court.
Justices gaveled in during a rare hearing outside the courtroom, held in the West High School auditorium. It's something the court tried for the first time at West two years ago, before a mixed middle-school and high-school audience of about 400 people.
“Being here and being able to witness this I think is a learning experience,” said Jhena Domingo, an East High senior who was in the audience of roughly 800.
The “Supreme Court LIVE” initiative is meant to teach the community about the inner workings of Alaska’s highest court, by holding hearings at various venues around the state before live audiences.