"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Monday, March 05, 2007

Supreme Court Comes to Lynchburg

If you weren't aware, Virginia's newest law school is Liberty University School of Law. Yes, that's Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg.


One interesting development there is the construction of an exact replica of the U.S. Supreme Court's courtroom. The University was permitted to access the SCOTUS's courtroom, take measurements, and examine the Justices' bench. The only variation at LU is that the gallery seating is stadium style and includes hookups for students' laptops.
The School plans not only to conduct moot courts there, but hopes to attract the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Virginia Supreme Court to hold occasional sessions there.

Now sitting on that bench might give some career advancement ideas to some of our state appellate judges.

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