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Constitution Day Commemoration
September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Please join us and UWM POL SCI Alumna Professor Wendy L. Martinek (Binghamton University) for a lecture entitled, “What’s a Constitution For?” Intriguing, no?
Refreshments will be served and pocket constitutions, distributed! Welcome back to UWM, Professor Martinek!
(Image: A flyer for the event with the following description: A constitution is a blueprint for government. It establishes the structures and processes of government. A constitution is also the embodiment of a set of principles. It reflects the political values of a nation. But really, what is a constitution for? A constitution is for the people who are governed by it. It should serve their purposes and advance their interests. But constitutions need interpretation, and judges are the key interpreters of constitutions. How do citizens engage with those judges, and how do those judges engage with citizens? Whether through formal means or informal means, citizens and judges communicate in numerous ways.)