Buckeye municipal court Grand Opening May 1st

The Grand Opening for Buckeye’s new Municipal Court building is May 1st, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 21749 W. Yuma Rd. in the Sundance Crossings shopping center. Join us for some behind the scenes tours of the courthouse including the judge’s chambers and jury room, and learn about all the services offered at the courthouse too.

To commemorate the occasion, the municipal court is also holding an essay contest for all high school students residing in Buckeye. To enter, students must submit an essay by no later than 4 p.m. on April 25 to court@buckeyeaz.gov.

First place receives a $100 prize, lunch with a judge and mentoring opportunity during the 2017-18 school year. Second place receives $75 prize and lunch with a judge, and third place receives a $50 prize. All winners will be recognized by Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck, City Councilmembers and Municipal Judge Maria Brewer.

The essay, which should not exceed 750 words, and must cover one or more of the following topics:

  1. What are the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship?
  2. Are there different rights for citizens and non-citizens? Should there be?
  3. How did the Fourteenth Amendment nullify Dred Scott v. Sanford?

Please submit essays entry as a .PDF file and attach a cover sheet including your name, school, grade, Buckeye mailing address, email address and phone number.

All entries must be emailed to COURT@BUCKEYEAZ.GOV by 4 p.m. on April 25.

Read the winning essays here!

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