Judiciary notes Constitution Day with school program, naturalization ceremony

September 15, 2014

In honor of Constitution Day, Indiana judges will commemorate, educate and celebrate with schoolchildren and new United States citizens at events throughout the week.

Indiana trial and appellate court judges will pass out pocket constitutions in schools Wednesday, the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. More than 50 judges will teach the students about the constitutional provisions for jury service and will visit approximately 155 classes around the state. The program centers on both the Indiana and U.S. constitutions.

The first-ever national day of naturalization ceremonies will also be held this week. The Southern District of Indiana will take part in the event Sept. 18 with a ceremony welcoming 75 new citizens at 10 a.m. at the Indiana State Museum. The district is among 24 federal courts around the country that have scheduled naturalization ceremonies marking Constitution Day.

This is the first time the federal judiciary has coordinated a day of naturalization ceremonies across the nation.  U.S. Judge William T. Lawrence will preside over the naturalization ceremony.


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