Constitution Day is being held on Monday, September 18 this year. The law school is honoring the signing of the U.S. Constitution with the following events during the week:Tuesday, September 19
there will be a panel discussion on The Meaning of Judicial Independence and Its Role in Judicial Elections
. Panel members will be former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson, Evonne Spangler of Huot and Spangler, and Administrative Law Judge Eric Lipman. Professor Mary Jane Morrison will moderate. Catch it from 11:30 - 12:45 in the Annette K. Levine Moot Court Room.Thursday, September 21
, Professor Howard Vogel will present a lecture titled The Culture Wars, the Independence of the Judiciary & the Future of the Constitution in the 21st Century: Why Do Americans Fight Over the Constitution & the Supreme Court?
This event will be held from 12:00- 1:00 in Room 101.GPO Access
has a list of core documents of the U. S. democracy
. The law library just acquired a set of 3 DVDs that discuss some of these core documents. Our Constitution: A Conversation,
produced in 2005, features Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer discussing why the nation needs a Constitution, federalism, separation of powers, and the notion of individual rights. Key Constitutional Concepts
examines the origins of individual rights and the separation of powers, and Mandate: The President and Public Opinion
looks at the relationship between the presidency and public opinion. These DVDs are available at the Circulation Desk.