Law School Celebrates Constitution Day -- Friday, September 16

Students, staff and faculty are invited to celebrate Constitution Day this Friday, September 16, 2005, at noon in Room 121 with an enlightening discussion and a serving of free pizza.

The Byrd Rider to this year's Omnibus Appropriations Bill requires schools that receive federal funding -- nearly all of them -- to have ceremonies each year marking Constitution Day.

Join Foundation Professor of Law Ronald Rotunda and Patrick Henry Professor of Law Nelson Lund as they examine whether it is constitutional for Congress to use its spending power to reach down into the curriculum and culture of every school in the country and dictate what shall be taught, celebrated, or memorialized -- and when. The discussion will be moderated by Paul Mirengoff of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and the Power Line blog.