Supreme Court cases and what they mean will again be the focus at this year’s annual Constitution Day panel at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. It will occur this Friday, September 14, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The 14th annual event is once again hosted by the University’s Rehnquist Center.
Panelists include UA Professor Toni Massaro, the Goldwater Institute’s Clint Bolick, U.S. District Court Judge Neil Wake, and WilmerHale partner Seth Waxman.
Curious what they’ll cover? The advance materials list three cases:
- Arizona v. United States (SB1070)
- FCC v. Fox TV Stations (indecency, obscenity, fleeting glimpses of buttocks)
- Nat’l Federation of Independent Business v. Sibelius (Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act)
I will attend Friday and try to tweet out some panelist wisdom. But #ConstitutionDay is so darn long. Why don’t I try #UASCOTUS.
And to keep up in the race to create Constitution Day programming, next Monday, Sept. 17, the ASU Law School holds a lunchtime presentation by lawyer Bob McWhirter. Titled “Are You Talking to Me? Who Are Those ‘People’ in the Tenth Amendment?” the talk is bound to illuminate and amuse, like everything else Bob offers.
As Bob marvels, “Did you know that the original Constitution didn’t protect your vote? In fact, the original Constitution didn’t give you many rights at all? So where do we get them? Let’s look at the 10th Amendment!”
He suggests that we should wonder: “Are you one of “the People” or not?”
Could there be a more inviting call? Perhaps I’ll see you there, too, to get an answer.Follow @azatty