Learning the differences between federal and state courts

KVHS Government teacher Paul Norwine (right) introduces the two judges to his dual credit government classroom Friday morning.

Judge Michael Kanne, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge, and Jasper County Superior Court Judge James Ahler spoke to the students in Paul Norwine’s dual credit Government class Friday morning. For Norwine, he said this is like having cake and ice cream for him to have two judges in his classroom. Kanne is a resident of Rensselaer and Ahler is from DeMotte.

As a young boy, Ahler mowed Kanne’s lawn and while listening to the radio on his Sony Walkman, he heard that Kanne had been appointed as a federal judge and he was impressed. Due to Kanne, he became interested in a career in law.

For more details see the Thursday, May 28, print edition or e-edition of the Kankakee Valley Post-News.