The University Libraries will show two short films about the importance of the Constitution
Room 129, Hodges Library
These films, hosted by Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer, discuss why we need a written Constitution, separation of powers, federalism, individual rights and the role of judges who are sworn to uphold the laws of this nation and to protect the rights of all citizens.
The films include
A Conversation on the Constitution: Judicial Independence (32 minutes)
Judicial independence is a cornerstone of democracy, guaranteed by the Constitution and enshrined in our system of government.
Our Constitution: A Conversation (30 minutes)
In the summer of 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention gathered in Philadelphia to create a document that would establish the government of the United States. On September 17, that landmark document, our Constitution, was signed into law.
The films will be shown continuously throughout the afternoon. Please drop by!