Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Tomorrow is Constitution Day! We celebrate it by remembering our founders' sacrifices and incredible commitment to penning one of the most amazing documents in human history. The United States may not be as "old" as many other countries around the world, but we have existed under the same government for over 250 years. That's longer than France, Russia, Poland, Germany, and many other countries.
So I am happy to see that the Alexander Hamilton Institute is celebrating this great day! They are sponsoring a lecture at the Hamilton College Chapel tomorrow night at 7pm.
The Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, will present the inaugural David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence on Constitution Day, 17 September, at 7:30 pm in the Hamilton College Chapel. The lecture, sponsored by the AHI in conjunction with Senior Fellow Ted Eismeier and the Hamilton College government department, is open to the public.
Judge Sutton received a B. A. from Williams College in 1983 and LL. B. from the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University in 1990. He served as a law clerk for Judge Thomas Meskill of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Justice Lewis Powell and Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. Nominated for the Sixth Circuit by President George W. Bush, Judge Sutton was confirmed by the Senate in 2003. He will be presenting on "Originalism or the Living Constitution? Interpreting the Supreme Court."
The college chapel is easy to find. I snapped a photo of it when we attended Ron Chernow's lecture about his book on Alexander Hamilton.
Try to attend! I think the lecture will be superb!