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

Event Type
University of Illinois College of Law
Room D, Law Building
Sep 17, 2019   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Panel Discussion
Free and open to the public.
Carolyn Turner
Originating Calendar
College of Law - Lectures Calendar

Constitution Day 2019

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that “We the People” enjoy today. Every year, the College of Law observes this important day in our nation's history with a special event. Join us on Tuesday, September 17 to celebrate Constitution Day 2019.

"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 will 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

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