FULTON - For the fifth consecutive year, the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals will convene court at Westminster College.
The session will take place on Thursday in the Hermann Lounge at the Hunter Activities Center on campus. A three-judge panel consisting of Chief Judge James Welsh, Judge Mark D. Pfeiffer and Boone County Associate Circuit Judge Christine Carpenter will hear oral arguments in three cases beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Welsh said the cases are appeals from previously held trials in area circuit courts. The judges will hear attorneys argue whether the trials had errors, which should cause them to be retried or the trial court's judgment reversed, he said. The judges will read written arguments before the court session, he added, and may interrupt the attorneys' arguments with questions.