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Four students reach final round of moot court competition

10/30/2013
Participants in last weekend's preliminary moot court competition included in the second row, Aimee Miller, Kiersten Cronin and Imelda Avila. In the back row are Hannah Long, Ryan Arndt and Hassan Masood. In front are judges Brad Nahrstadt '89, Debbie Nahrstadt and Dan Cotter '88.
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The final round of Monmouth College’s annual moot court competition will be held Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Room of Poling Hall.
 
“The case this year is a timely one, as it concerns the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act,” said political science professor Farhat Haq. “It is based on actual cases that led to the Supreme Court decision upholding the act last year in a 5-4 vote.”
 
The students who earned the right last week to advance to the finals are Hassan Masood, a senior political science major from Monmouth; Aimie Miller, a junior communication studies and English double major from Lake in the Hills; Ryan Arndt, a junior history major from Princeton; and Hannah Long, a sophomore business major from Newton, Iowa.
 
The judges for the finals round will be 3rd District Appellate Judge Daniel L. Schmidt and Dan Weber. A 1974 graduate of Monmouth, Weber is a retired judge from the Circuit Court of Cook County.
 
In last weekend’s competition, two alumni, who are also members of the college’s board of trustees, served as judges – attorneys Dan Cotter ’88 and Brad Nahrstadt ’89. Nahrstadt’s wife, Debbie, also served as a judge.