Democracy in Action 2017: Inside the Chambers
Summer Academy for High School Students to Feature California Chief Justice

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Students in the Democracy in Action Academy visited Sacramento City Hall for a chat with Mayor Darrell Steinberg. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurie Earl, who heads the academy, also took her high school students to the one place that touches the lives of every citizen in California. 

Judge Earl brought them to the State Capitol to see the legislative and executive branches of government. Their tour took them from the West Steps, into the Rotunda and the historical section of the statehouse, past the bronze statue left behind by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and into the assembly chambers.

At the end of the week-long academy, students will meet the head of the judicial branch when California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye pays them a visit at the College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State. The chief justice and the judge once served together on the Sacramento County court bench.

(Photos: Courtesy of Sacramento Mayor’s Office and Judge Laurie Earl) 

To learn more, please visit the Summer Academies for High School Students web page.