Constitution Day with Justice David Lillehaug

Sponsored by the University of St. Thomas American Constitution Society

Date & Time:

Monday, September 18, 2017
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Room 235

Associate Justice David L. Lillehaug of the Minnesota Supreme Court will give a talk in honor of Constitution Day. 

This event is sponsored by the University of St. Thomas American Constitution Society, which advocates for a strong national government, politicians virtuously devoted to the national interest, practical legislation based on sound findings of fact, and a judiciary cognizant of the present and future implications their decisions have on the lives of the people.

Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Senator Robert Byrd lobbied for a bill designating September 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about our founding document. Senator Byrd once said, “Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world.” He added the Constitution Day clause to his 2004 federal spending bill because he believed that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. This clause mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds, as well as federal agencies.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.