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As part of its bicentennial celebration, the Supreme Court presided in Halifax County in the town of Halifax on May 13, 2019. The Supreme Court has held sessions of court outside of the City of Raleigh only seven times since August 1861. Under state law, the Supreme Court can meet in only two other cities outside of Raleigh - Edenton and Morganton. Per Chief Justice Mark Martin’s request to the General Assembly, the Supreme Court is allowing the justices to convene in cities across the state during the Court’s 2018-2020 bicentennial celebration.
“The Supreme Court is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, and as part of the celebration we’re bringing the court to the people,” said Chief Justice Mark Martin.
Arguments before the court were held at 9:30 A.M. and 11:00 AM.
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