U.S. Supreme Court Case Roundup with Justice David Stras
Sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Federalist Society.
Date & Time:
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Associate Justice David Stras of the Minnesota Supreme Court will give a talk which consists of a roundup of recent U.S. Supreme Court cases with an emphasis on constitutional cases in honor of Constitution Day.
This event is sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Federalist Society, which works to foster critical thought and respectful debate about the application of conservative and libertarian principles to the law.
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.