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Sotomayor Nomination to Be Subject of Sept. 17 Constitution Day Presentation

RELEASED: Sept. 14, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will celebrate Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention, with a presentation by Dr. James Tubbs, associate professor of political science.

"Sense and Nonsense about the Supreme Court and Constitutional Interpretation: The Sotomayor Nomination" will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in Room 100 of the Schneider Social Sciences Hall.

The presentation will last 30-45 minutes, with another 15-30 minutes allotted for a question-and-answer period. The public is invited, and parking is available in the Hibbard Hall parking lot.

Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia was instrumental in getting Congress to pass a law designating Sept. 17 as Constitution Day and requiring schools and federal agencies to hold educational programs on that day to educate Americans about the Constitution. To read more about Constitution Day or read the U.S. Constitution, visit the Constitution Day Web site.

For more information about UW-Eau Claire's 2009 Constitution Day program, contact Tubbs at 715-836-4802 or tubbsjw@uwec.edu.

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