Michigan judiciary to celebrate Constitution Day

Judges across Michigan will celebrate Constitution Day on September 17, the date it was signed in 1787. In addition, a new three-minute video and discussion guide about “We the People” is posted on the Michigan Supreme Court Website available at http://courts.mi.gov in the Learning Center under Education &?References.

A few activities include:

—Eastern Upper Peninsula students will hear from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget M. McCormack, area judges and other civic leaders about the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and participate in small group discussions at the Chippewa County Courthouse from 9 to 11:15 a.m. and again from noon to 2:15 p.m., September 17. Contact Melanie Greenfield greenf20@anr.msu.edu.

—Justice McCormack will present “The Importance of Youth Getting Involved in Civics” during an evening event at Lake Superior State University Arts Center at 7 p.m., September 17. Free and open to the public. Contact Melanie Greenfield greenf20@anr.msu.edu.

—Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Christopher Murray will deliver comments at Monroe Community College Theater, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. at 7 p.m., September 17. Following Murray’s comments, students from multiple campus groups will perform vignettes highlighting current constitutional issues. Murray will answer questions from the audience of students and community members. Contact
Deminique Heiks, instructor of Criminal Justice dheiks@monroeccc.edu or 734-384-4157.

—Macomb County Bar Association will present “Debate on the Meaning and Interpretation of the United States Constitution” with Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren, co-founder of Patriot Week;  Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson, moderator; and Wayne Law Constitutional Law Professor Robert Sedler from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Lorenzo Cultural Center – Macomb Community College Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. Free and open to the public. Contact Macomb County Bar Association 586-468-8300.