Constitution Day 2010

As the University of Louisville's sponsor for U.S. Constitution Day, the McConnell Center invites the greater Louisville community to a week of Constitution-related activities.
When Sep 17, 2010
Where University of Louisville
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-3947
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Learn more about the U.S. Constitution, particularly its role regarding first amendment rights, through a series of events sponsored by the McConnell Center.

"We are glad to be at the center of U of L's efforts to remind the American citizenry of our rich and essential constitutional heritage," said Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center. The McConnell Center is proud to sponsor the University of Louisville's celebration of Constitution Day.

All events are free and open to the public. Pocket-size U.S. Constitutions will be distributed, free of charge, to participants at all events.

From Gutenberg to the Internet: Free Speech and Advancing Technology

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 12 noon, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Room 275 - free food

Four prominent free speech scholars from the U.S. and Europe will discuss free speech in the Internet era.

Christian Legal Society v. Martinez: Freedom of Association or Discrimination?

Thursday, Sept. 16, 12 noon, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Room 275

Sam Marcosson (U of L Brandeis School of Law) will debate Bruce Frohnen (Ohio Northern University College of Law) about a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case involving a Christian student law group that barred LGBT members.

Cake and Constitutions

Friday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Activities Center 2nd Floor

Cake and refreshments will be served to celebrate the 39 men who signed the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

Brandeis Law School's Digital Celebration of Constitution Day

Be sure to check out the University of Louisville School of Law's Constitution Day activities, which include video and audio presentations by law faculty on a variety of constitutional topics.

  • Jim Chen on MacDonald (The States and the 2nd Amendment)
  • Sam Marcosson on Prop 8 (Gay Marriage and the 14th Amendment)
  • Luke Miligan on Quon (Emerging Technologies and the 4th Amendment)
  • Laura Rothstein on CLS v. Martinez (Schools and the Right to Associate)
  • Joe Tomain on Citizens United (Campaign Finance and Free Speech)