ABERDEEN, S.D. - Northern State University will host the South Dakota Supreme Court next week for its March 2024 Term of Court. 

“The South Dakota Supreme Court each spring and fall holds a term of court outside of our courtroom at the State Capitol in Pierre,” Chief Justice Jensen said. “These special sessions give South Dakotans an up-close look at how the judicial system works and how the courts resolve disputes.”

The public is invited to attend the Supreme Court’s March 2024 Term of Court on March 19-20 at Northern State University.

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases on the morning of Tuesday, March 19, and four cases on the morning of Wednesday, March 20, 2024. The sessions will be held at the Johnson Fine Arts Center at 1200 S. Jay St. in Aberdeen. The arguments will begin at 9 a.m. CDT and end at noon each day.  

Prior to court on both days, Supreme Court staff will provide a brief history of the South Dakota Supreme Court, what attendees will see that day in the court process, who is involved in the cases, and what happens after oral arguments are heard. The primer will begin at 8:30 a.m. on both days.

“Northern State University is proud to host the South Dakota Supreme Court and Justices,” said President Neal Schnoor. “We are pleased that hundreds of university and high students and community members will have this unique opportunity to experience the court in session firsthand.”

Booklets containing a schedule of the cases to be heard, a short synopsis of each case, biographical information on the Supreme Court justices and a short summary of appellate procedure can be found on the Unified Judicial System website at https://ujs.sd.gov/uploads/sc/March2024TermOfCourtBooklet.pdf.

Learn more about the Supreme Court's March term of court at https://ujs.sd.gov/Supreme_Court/CurrentTerm.aspx