Constitution Day
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Constitution Day 2008
Event: 10th Annual Constitution Day Supreme Court Review

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: James E. Rogers College of Law
Ares Auditorium (Room 164)
1201 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ  

This event was streamed live over the internet. An archive of the recording can be found below:

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Video File View Part 2

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 Part 1

 Part 2

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Constitution Day, celebrated in schools and communities nationally, is an annual event commemorating the day in 1787 that the United States Constitution was signed by its thirty-nine framers.
Ken StarrKenneth W. Starr, (left) the Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law, former Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and former Solicitor General of the United States, will participate in a panel discussion of major cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States during the 2007 term.

He will be joined by Judge Neil Wake, United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Arizona Law Dean Toni Massaro, and Associate Professor David Marcus. Rehnquist Center Director Sally Rider will moderate the discussion.

The free public presentation is held in conjunction with a nationwide commemoration of Constitution Day and is sponsored by the non-partisan Rehnquist Center at the James E. Rogers College of Law and the William D. Browning Tucson Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Please contact Donna Ream at 520-626-1629 or via email at for reservations and let her know if free CLE credit is desired.

Cases to be discussed were decided in the Supreme Court’s past term, and include:

PDF Heller v. D.C. – Second Amendment protects individual right to own a handgun.

PDF Boumediene v. Bush – Guantanamo detainees have a constitutional right to seek habeas relief in federal court.

PDF Riegel v. Medtronic – Federal law preempts state law tort claims involving FDA-approved medical devices.

PDF Crawford v. Marion County Election Bd. – Upholding Indiana's voter-identification law.

Click on the individual cases to view the opinions.

The event recognizes Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1787 that the United States Constitution was approved by the state delegations to the Constitutional Convention and signed by thirty-nine of its framers. Information on national celebrations of Constitution Day is available at:

Dean Starr’s visit is sponsored by the William D. Browning Tucson Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, dedicated to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and to the promotion of the welfare, interests, education and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal legal practice in Southern Arizona. Information is available at

The Rehnquist Center was established at the James E. Rogers College of Law in 2006. The Center is dedicated to encouraging scholarship about, and public understanding of, the separation of powers, the balance of powers between the federal and state governments, and judicial independence. The Center’s website is:

Additional InformationVisitor parking is available for a fee at several parking garages on campus. A campus visitor parking map can be viewed at The Park Avenue garage is the closest to the College of Law. Please allow time to find an alternate garage, as this one may be full on the day of this event.

For directions to the Law School click here.

Contact: Nancy Stanley, Assistant Dean, External Relations,
(520) 621-8430 (office)
(520) 979-0142 (cell)

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