Tennessee Supreme Court to Hold Court at Bethel


On April 10, 2014, the Tennessee Supreme Court will hold court at Bethel providing area high school students and Bethel students a unique opportunity to attend a Supreme Court Session in their own community.

The event is part of the SCALES (Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students) Project, a Tennessee Supreme Court initiative designed to educate students about the Judicial Branch of government.

Through the SCALES Project, students are provided with study materials and classroom instruction in advance so they understand the issues in the cases they will hear and how those cases reached the Supreme Court. Using materials provided by the court, teachers include judicial education in their curricula before and after students attend oral arguments.

Bethel faculty, staff and students have been invited to hear the 1:30 p.m. case. Those who want to participate should arrive at the Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment no later than 1 p.m. Participants my not bring bags, coats, briefcases, cell phones, purses, etc. into the gymnasium (courtroom). Those who come to the hearing must come prepared to stay for the entire session. Coming in and out of the courtroom during proceedings is strongly discouraged. The case that Bethel has been invited to hear is a death penalty case.

For more information about the SCALES event, contact Myra Carlock at 731-352-4090 or at