CHEYENNE, Wyo (KGWN) In a corner of the State Law Library in the Wyoming Supreme Court Building, a new learning center has opened up. The Judicial Learning Center takes up 1,100 square feet of the library, and was inspired similar centers in the region, such as the Judicial Learning Center in Denver.
The center includes timelines of the Wyoming Judicial System, including history of the role of women's rights in the Equality State. It also explains the branches of the judicial system. Guests can also watch a video in a small theater in the learning center that features actors from the Cheyenne Little Theater.
Before the grand open the Supreme Court Justices held a special session to celebrate the new center. Speakers included Governor Matt Meade and City Councilman Dicky Shanor.
"We all, all our citizens should have the opportunity to learn about our judicial system." Governor Meade said.
For Justice Jim Burke, the center represents the future of Wyoming's Judicial system.
"We have to sustain our system of government," Justice Burke said, "And those kids are the future leaders of this country and the future citizens of this country and the ones who are going to make a living making our country run. "