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Constitution Day event looks at Supreme Court trends

Sept. 14, 2007

KALAMAZOO--"The Constitution and the Supreme Court" will be discussed during a special Constitution Day Forum at Western Michigan University that will focus on the past year's trend toward conservative judgments and its effects on future decisions.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in the Political Science Library, Room 3301 of Friedmann Hall.

Dr. Mark Hurwitz, associate professor of political science, will discuss the politics behind the Supreme Court's decisions made during the past year, how a trend toward conservatism relates to the Constitution and how decisions may be affected in the future.

Constitution Day is officially Sept. 17, the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The day is commemorated annually with programs relating to citizenship, the law, justice and the definition of American freedom.

The Constitution Day Forum is sponsored by the WMU Department of Political Science, Institute for Government and Politics and Pre-Law Society. For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Corder, chair of political science, at j.kevin.corder@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5680.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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