Monday is the 225th birthday of the U.S. Constitution, or more accurately, of its signing by the Constitutional Convention delegates before it went out for ratification by the states. In 2004, Congress passed legislation requiring that "[e]ach educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution." (P.L. 108-447, Section 111(b)). This year, Hofstra Law is presenting a panel of constitutional experts at a timely program on the Supreme Court's recent health care decision. As explained on the Department of Education's web site, "because September 17 falls on a religious holiday (Rosh Hashanah), educational institutions receiving Federal funding may celebrate Constitution Day during the preceding or following week" this year. So be sure to join Professors Robin Charlow, Eric Freedman, Leon Friedman, and Julian Ku, with attorney expert Deborah Misir, on Wednesday, September 19, for this special Constitution Day program on the impact of a landmark case.
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