Teens to hold mock hearing at Michigan Supreme Court

A real-life case about 911 operators and governmental immunity will be the focus of a mock Michigan Supreme Court session enacted by high school students at the Michigan Hall of Justice on Friday, June 29. The 20 students will play the roles of Supreme Court justices and attorneys in studying the case of Patterson v Nichols and Sutton, in which a five-year-old boy's calls to 911 seeking help for his mother were treated as pranks. Like actual Michigan Supreme Court hearings, the mock Supreme Court session will take place in the Supreme Court's courtroom on the 6th floor of the Hall of Justice. Sessions take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 West Ottawa Street, Lansing. The event is open to the public. For information, call Rachael L. Drenovsky at 517-373-5027 or visit http://www.courts.michigan.gov/plc/. Published: Mon, Jun 25, 2012