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Constitution Day event to mark 220th anniversary

IL Staff
January 1, 2007
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Indiana will host its own "Constitution Day" event Monday to mark the 220th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

The one-hour educational event is a collaborative effort by the Indiana Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and U.S. Department of Education to help meet requirements of a new federal law aimed at improving knowledge about the U.S. Constitution. The document was signed Sept. 17, 1787, and thousands of similar programs are planned next week to commemorate the anniversary.

This event is from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Supreme Court's courtroom and will be featured on a live webcast. 

 More than 140 high school students from Marion County will participate in the event, which is part of the "Courts in the Classroom" program through the Supreme Court.

The event will include readings from the Preamble and the Bill of Rights, a discussion led by U.S. District Magistrate Tim A. Baker about the rights found in state and federal constitutions, an interactive treasure hunt for student participants, and an opportunity to sign a large replica of the U.S. Constitution. Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita and Superintendent of Public Instruction Suellen Reed are also scheduled to speak at the event.
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  1. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  2. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

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  5. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

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