The Sam Houston State Univeristy Constitution Day celebration was held on Tuesday, September 19th.
This years featured speaker was Paul Finkelman, the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School. Dr. Finkelman gave an address entitled "Civil Liberties in Time of War: What We Can Learn from History."
Dr. Finkelman served as the SHSU Distinguished Lecturer last spring and received rave reviews for his talk on the Ten Commandments and the Constitution.
The event was organized by the SHSU American Democracy Project Steering Committee and by the Departments of History and Political Science.
THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
DATE: Tuesday, September 19, 2006
VENUE: Lowman Student Center, Room 320
8:30 - 9:20 OPENING CEREMONY AND INTRODUCTION
Welcome from the SHSU Provost, Dr. David Payne
Showing of a video: "Are We to be a nation?", "Liberty: The American Revolution"
Recitation of the Preamble
9:30 - 10:50 DR. TOM COX (History) and DR. JEFF LITTLEJOHN (History)
"The Civil Liberties Tradition in Modern America."
11:00 - 12:20 DR. JOHN DOMINO (Political Science)
"Making Sense of the Fray over Judicial Activism: Originalism, Strict Construction, or a Living Constitution?"
12:30 - 1:50 DR. GLENN SANFORD (Philosophy)
"Science and the Constitution: The Scopes Trial and the Continuing Controversy over Creation and Evoluction"
2:00 - 3:20 DR. PAUL FINKELMAN
"Civil Liberties in Time of War: What We Can Learn from History"
3:20 - 3:30 CLOSING CEREMONY