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Constitution Day Events at Delaware Law School


Constitution Day Events at Delaware Law School started on September 13th with Professor Alan Garfield kicking off a thirteen-year tradition of collaboration with the Delaware News Journal to present a series of essays to honor Constitution Day, September 17, 2018.

According to Professor Garfield, the series will include essays by “former Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy Holland and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Sutton, two the nation’s preeminent experts on state constitutional law. The third essay is written by the dean of Widener University Delaware Law School, Rodney Smolla, one of the nation’s preeminent scholars and litigators in the areas of First Amendment and defamation law.”

Events continue with a Constitution Day Address by Professor David Schoenbrod of New York Law School, on “Restoring Article 1” sponsored by The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy of Delaware Law School on September 17th at 6:30 pm in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom on the Delaware Law Campus.

Constitution Day Essays In the News Journal:

Justice Randy J. Holland: Why Delaware's right to a jury trial is different than in the federal Bill of Rights

Dean Rodney Smolla: Equal Rights Amendment will be a powerful declaration of Delaware's values

Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton: We focus on the Supreme Court and ignore state courts at our peril