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Supreme Court makes itself at home in Monroe County

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The state supreme court spends a day in western Wisconsin, taking “Justice on Wheels” in a continuing outreach program.

Justices have led a day-long session in Sparta, to hear oral arguments in three cases to be decided in the coming months.

Chief Justice Pat Roggensack opened the Sparta event on Friday with some compliments about the new Monroe County justice center, which she calls a “marvel.”

Roggensack also noted that school students would be attending the Monroe County court session. She hopes that there might be “a few judges born,” if young people are inspired by the experience.

Area attorneys were invited to introduce each session of oral arguments, explaining what issues were at stake during the legal debate.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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