Michigan judiciary to mark Constitution Day

Judges across Michigan will celebrate Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17, the date it was signed in 1787.

In addition, a new three-minute video and discussion guide about “We the People” is posted on the Michigan Supreme Court Website  (visit courts.m.gov/education-learning).

The Sept. 17 activities include:

• Macomb County Bar Association — “Debate on the Meaning and Interpretation of the United States Constitution” with Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren, co-founder of Patriot Week; moderator Jocelyn Benson, Wayne State Law School Dean; and Robert Sedler, Wayne State Law School Constitutional Law Professor — 1:30-3 p.m., Lorenzo Cultural Center, Macomb Community College Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township.

• Eastern Upper Peninsula students will hear from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget  M. McCormack, area judges and other civic leaders about the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and participate in small group discussions at the Chippewa County Courthouse: — 9-11:15 a.m. and again from noon-2:15 p.m.

• Justice Bridget M. McCormack will present “The Importance of Youth Getting Involved in Civics” — 7 p.m., Lake Superior State University Arts Center.

• Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Christopher Murray will deliver comments at Monroe Community College Theater, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. at 7 p.m.

Following Murray’s comments, students from multiple campus groups will perform vignettes highlighting current constitutional issues. Murray will answer questions from the audience of students and community members.


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