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Center for Law & Government to celebrate Constitution Week Sept. 18-22

September 13, 2017 : Liberty University News Service

Liberty University’s Center for Law & Government will host a full week of events to celebrate the U.S. Constitution, coinciding with national Constitution Week. The week’s events are free and open to the public and intended to increase understanding of the U.S. Constitution. A replica of the constitution will be on display in the Jerry Falwell Library from 10 a.m. (or after Convocation on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) to 5 p.m. Other highlights of Constitution Week include lectures and discussions on matters of constitutional law, led by former Congressman and Director of the Center for Law & Government Robert Hurt (see schedule below). Those who attend are encouraged to ask questions.

Read a column by Hurt on the power of the U.S. Constitution in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Visit the Center for Law & Government’s website for a detailed schedule.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

4-4:45 p.m., Liberty University Barnes & Noble Bookstore – Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

            Book signing with Judge Wilkinson for his book, “All Falling Faiths”

5:30-6 p.m., Montview Student Union, Alumni Ballroom – Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Topic: Discussion of Judge Wilkinson’s book, “All Falling Faiths”

7-8 p.m., Montview Student Union, Alumni Ballroom – U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte and Judge Steve Agee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Topic: Discussion of the powers and limits of the Judicial Branch

Thursday, Sept. 21

2:15-3:30 p.m., Montview Student Union, Alumni Ballroom – Mike McCurry, former President Bill Clinton White House Press Secretary, and Tim Goeglein, former White House Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy Director of the Public Liaison Office

Topic: Discussion of the powers and limits of the Executive Branch

3:45-4:45 p.m., Montview Student Union, Alumni Ballroom – David Bossie, former Donald J. Trump Deputy Campaign Manager

Topic: Discussion of the powers and limits of the Executive Branch

7-8:30 p.m., Montview Student Union, Alumni Ballroom – U.S. Senator Tim Scott and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy

Topic: Discussion of the powers and limits of the Legislative Branch

A reception celebrating the 230th birthday of the Constitution will follow the program.

Friday, Sept. 22

10:30-11:30 a.m., Vines Center – Liberty University Convocation with U.S. Senator Tim Scott and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy