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ONU Presents Panel Discussion on Constitution

Sep 6, 2006

A panel discussion on the U.S. Constitution will be held on Sept. 18 in Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be moderated by ONU Professor of Law Scott Gerber.

Panel presenters are also ONU faculty members: Professor of Law Dr. Stephen Veltri, will be discussing making constitutional law in a federal system with a focus on the response of states to the U.S. Supreme Court decision permitting the use of eminent domain to foster economic development. Professor of Political Science Dr. Jo Ann Scott, will discuss “The Right to Privacy: It is a Constitutionally Protected Right?” Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Robert Manzer, will talk on the “Forgotten Genius of the U.S. Constitution” with a focus on the constitution’s theory of self-government.

A question and answer session will follow the presentations. The event is open to the public.

The panel discussion is held in accordance with a federal mandate passed in 2004, which stipulates that every school and college that receives federal money must teach about the Constitution on or near the date of Sept. 17, the day the document was adopted in 1787. ONU will use the panel discussion to observe the newly designated “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.”

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