Constitution Day

September 17

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Upholding the Constitution in the Twenty-First Century: The Role of Everybody

Celebrate the annual Constitution Day with a panel discussion of WCL faculty on the different ways in which members of society, government officials, judges, law school, etc., abide by and adhere to our civic religion of constitutionalism. We tend to think that the Constitution is what five Supreme Court Justices say it is, but in reality, it is much more. Why do legislators vote for or against statutes on constitutional terms? Why do Presidents sign or veto statutes on constitutional grounds?  In general, what does it mean to take an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution”?  Why do federal officials take an oath to preserve the Constitution, and not the country?

 

Constitution Day Flyer

There is no Charge to attend this event but registration is required

To register for this event please click the link below:
http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm


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