Constitution Day to be Observed at William Woods
|9/12/2011||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
William Woods University will observe Constitution Day on Friday with a discussion of constitutional rights.
Constitution Day is a federal observance to recognize and celebrate the document that serves as a framework for the U.S. government. The Constitution was signed Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Cynthia Kramer, professor of legal studies, will discuss the practical application of constitutional rights at noon Friday, Sept. 16, in the Model Courtroom. Her presentation will focus on American’s rights given by the Constitution, specifically regarding interactions with law enforcement.
Kramer said, “It is very pertinent to all students as it will discuss how to protect your rights when you are stopped by the police in your car, if the police show up at your house, or anytime you have an encounter with law enforcement.”
She added, “Students need to respect and exercise their constitutional rights, or those rights are meaningless.”