Northern Michigan University's political science department will honor the 229th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a panel discussion titled "The 2016 Election and the Future of the Supreme Court." The event is scheduled from 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in 1705 West Science. The public is invited.
Panelists will include Carter Wilson, political science department head, and professors Steven Nelson, Ruth Ann Watry and Hanna Kassab.
Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004. According to the National Constitution Center, it was on Sept. 17, 1787 that the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history. The U.S. Constitution established the framework of American government, along with the rights and freedoms enjoyed by its people.