Next stop Concordia
Tuesday, April 7
This is the Supreme Court's first visit to Concordia in the court's 159-year history, and it will be the 12th time the court will hear cases in the evening.
Oral argument and public reception
The public is invited to observe the proceedings as the court hears oral arguments in two cases. After the session concludes, the justices will greet the public in an informal reception in the commons outside the auditorium.
Court will be in session:
6:30 p.m. to about 8 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7
Concordia High School auditorium
Talking during oral arguments is prohibited. If you arrive after proceedings start, or you must leave the auditorium before it ends, be as quiet as possible entering and exiting the auditorium. Also, do not talk immediately outside the doors to the auditorium.
If you attend in person, plan to arrive early to allow time to get through security screening. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Tips to speed check-in:
Do not bring large bags, large purses, backpacks, computer cases, or briefcases.
Do not bring knives, pepper spray, firearms, or weapons.
Do not bring electronic devices like laptop computers, handheld games, personal digital assistants, or tablets. If you have to carry a cell phone, it must be turned off or its ringer silenced, and it must be stored out of sight.
Do not bring food or drink.
Court and school district staff will not be responsible for property left outside the auditorium.
Oral arguments live online
If you can't attend in person, watch a livestream of the oral arguments online. Another option is to watch an archived recording of the proceedings at another time.
Watch Supreme Court live
Guide to oral arguments
Oral argument archive
Travel docket history
In 2011, the Supreme Court convened outside its Topeka courtroom in the Kansas Judicial Center to mark the state's 150th anniversary. Its first stop was the historic Supreme Court courtroom in the Kansas Statehouse. From there, and through the end of 2011, the court conducted special sessions in Salina, Greensburg, and Wichita. Since then, the court has held special sessions as follows:
2012: Overland Park
2014: Kansas City
2015: Hays and Garden City
2016: Topeka, Hiawatha, and Hutchinson
2017: Winfield and Emporia
2018: Colby and Manhattan
2019: Lawrence and El Dorado