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Constitution Day 2019 - "The Supreme Court and the 2020 Presidential Election"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
University of Illinois College of Law
Location
Room D, Law Building
Date
Sep 17, 2019   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Panel Discussion
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
Carolyn Turner
E-Mail
carolynt@illinois.edu
Views
630
Originating Calendar
College of Law - Lectures Calendar

Constitution Day 2019

On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine of the fifty-five delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the final draft of the U.S. Constitution. It then went to the states for ratification. Today, federal law designates September 17 as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Each year, the College of Law hosts a special event on behalf of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to commemorate the occasion.

"The Supreme Court and the
2020 Presidential Election" 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

12-1 p.m.

Room D, Law Building
504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL

Donald Trump made the Supreme Court a central issue of his 2016 presidential campaign and, as president, he has made two Supreme Court appointments. Candidates for president in 2020 are already announcing the kinds of justices they would appoint and weighing in on proposals to reform the Supreme Court such as by adding seats or imposing term limits. The Supreme Court views itself as above politics even as it decides cases that impact electoral outcomes--and might be called upon to resolve electoral disputes in 2020. Hear from a panel of experts on the significance of the Supreme Court in the 2020 presidential election and how the outcome of the election might impact the Court itself. 

Panel Leaders: 

Vikram D. Amar, Dean & Iwan Foundation Professor of Law
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Law

Jason Mazzone, Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Professor of Law
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Law


Alicia B. Uribe-McGuire, Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Political Science

Event is free, and open to the public.

Lunch will be provided to attendees.

Learn more about Constitution Day at constitutionday.com.

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