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 UMD and Constitution Day


2007 Constitution Day Commemoration at UMD

The Constitution of the United States is the document that created a new government. For over 200 years this document has shaped the lives of Americans. On Constitution Day, September 17, UMD pauses to commemorate the drafting of the U.S. Constitution.


Elections and Citizenship

"Elections & Citizenship: A Round Table Discussion" will be moderated by Jennifer Imsande, associate director, Master of Advocacy & Political Leadership Program, and Drew Digby, instructor, journalism program, from noon-1 p.m., Monday, September 17 in Kirby 333.

Sign the Constitution

Stop by a table in Kirby from 11:30-1:30 on Monday, September 17 to sign a replica of the Constitution and to pick up a pocket size Constitution to keep.


50/50: The American Divide
A film produced at UMD

The premier of a film produced in the UMD Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab titled, 50/50: The American Divide was shown Tuesday, March 20 at the HHH Institute of Public Affairs.

Zackery Swanson, a videographer and young conservative, and William Payne, a director and middle aged liberal, set out in the 2004 presidential election to find a divided country--the red/blue "reality" was being hyped by the mainstream media. What they found was an electorate that was more intelligent, more passionate about the political process and more reasonably centrist than the media were reporting. The DVD will be available for distribution in early October.

More about the film For more info: William Payne <>


Other Events:
University of Minnesota Law School Panel Discussion
We the People: Constitution Day 2007 will be held
September 17, 2007 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. in the Law School, Room 25.

More info. Live webcast available

Brett McDonnell, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

“A Slower Form of Death: Implications of Roper v. Simmons for Juveniles Sentenced to Life Without Parole.”
Barry Feld, Centennial Professor of Law

“Executive Privilege: Current Controversies and Underlying Constitutional Arguments.”
Heidi Kitrosser, Associate Professor of Law

“The Limits of the Constitutional Law of Equality.”
Jill Hasday, Professor of Law, Vance K. Opperman Research Scholar

UMD Homepage 2007

Cheryl Reitan, Publications Director,
NEW RELEASES, UMD media contact, Susan Latto,, 218-726-8830



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