Longview session of Texas Supreme Court draws over 1,000 students

Published on Friday, 17 February 2017 00:34 - Written by

Fifth-grader Sophia Yastrebov stood on her tip-toes Thursday to reach the microphone and ask Texas Supreme Court justices a question they probably ask themselves from time to time.

“Do you ever have trouble separating your personal preferences from a person’s legal rights?” the Longview home-school student asked during a question-and-answer session after the court’s Longview session in the Belcher Center at LeTourneau University.

Eleven-year court veteran Justice Phil Johnson fielded that one.

“The answer to that is ‘sometimes,’” he told Sophia and the audience of more than 1,000 high school and college students, hundreds of lawyers, scores of judges and others from across the region who came to see the state’s highest civil court hear two cases.

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- Glenn Evans, Longview News-Journal