Constitution Day at UA Law School


Sept. 13, 2017

UA's Constitution Day to Explore Travel Ban, Russian Probe

  • What: 19th annual Constitution Day program at University of Arizona
  • When: 1 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18
  • Where: Ares Auditorium (Room 164), James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Legal experts will assemble for the University of Arizona's 19th annual Constitution Day program to explore two of the most significant cases from the 2016 U.S. Supreme Court term. The panelists also will discuss President Donald Trump's travel ban and the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The event, open to the public, is being held in conjunction with the nationwide commemoration of the Sept. 17 signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. Federal legislation mandates that all educational institutions receiving federal funding hold an educational program about the Constitution on or near Constitution Day.
Ryan Doerfler, University of Pennsylvania Law School 
Greg Garre, global chair of Supreme Court & Appellate Practice at Latham & Watkins
Lisa Manheim, University of Washington School of Law 
Toni Massaro, UA James E. Rogers College of Law

Murray Snow, federal judge for the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Dave Marcus, UA James E. Rogers College of Law
Cases to Be Discussed:

Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia Inc. v. Comer, a case involving state funding and religious organizations

Ziglar v. Abbasi, a case about the rights of federal detainees to sue government officials


Media Contact:
Bernadette Wilkinson
UA James E. Rogers College of Law

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