On October 5th, justices from the Arizona Supreme Court toured Canyon de Chelly National Monument with park staff, local residents and court aids. The court was in town to conduct oral arguments in two cases, making it the first that they have done so within the Navajo Nation. The court's appearance was part of a strategy to better connect with communities, particularly those in the most remote areas of Arizona. The high court was led by Chief Justice Ruth V. McGregor and Vice Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch. Other justices included Michael D. Ryan, Andrew D. Hurwitz and Scott Bales. It should be noted that Justice Scott Bales has been a long time volunteer for national parks in Arizona. Activities and security were coordinated by William Yazzie, the parkâs chief ranger, and by Ailema Benally.