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Constitution Day 2021: Constitution Day 2015

Georgia Southern Constitution Day activities for 2021.

Celebrate Constitution Day September 16th & 17th, with these great events!

September 16, 2-3:45 Poster Contest! $500 in prizes - Carroll Building Atrium

September 17, 11-2 First Amendment Free Food Festival - Russell Union Rotunda

September 17, 6-8 The Role of the Courts in a Free Society - Carroll 2227

First Amendment Free Food Festival

First Amendment Free Food Festival 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.  

Russell Union Rotunda


The Role of the Courts in a Free Society


“The Role of the Courts in a Free Society”

Thursday, September 17, 2015

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Carroll 2227

I. Welcome - Dr. Barry Balleck, Chair, Department of Political Science and International Studies

II. Video Presentation – “Fair and Free” with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (at

III. The Role of the Prosecution in Court Proceedings

IV. The Role of the Defense in Court Proceedings

V. The Role of the Judge in Court Proceedings

VI. The Role of the Citizen in Judicial Matters

Daphne Totten, Assistant District Attorney, Ogeechee Circuit District Attorney’s Office

Matthew K. Hube, Attorney, Hube Law Firm – Statesboro, GA

Honorable F. Gates Peed, Superior Court Judge, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit

Jan Moore, Mayor, City of Statesboro, GA

VII. Questions from Audience

VIII. Refreshments

National Association of Women Judges Poster Contest

The Role of the Courts in a Free Society

Caroll Building (first floor rotunda)

Wednesday September 16th 2:30-3:45

Sign up for the competition in the main office of the Political Science Department (2nd floor, Carroll Building).

Each registrant will receive a tri-fold table top poster and a "Henderson Library" label.

Choose a Constitutional Amendment and a major federal or state appellate court case relevant to the creation or development of that amendment.

Illustrate the essential concepts of the Amendment and the poster (and its effect on American life/society) on the poster.

"Poster provided by Henderson Library" label must be glued to the lower right panel of the poster.

Deliver your completed poster project to the first floor rotunda area of the Carroll Building by 2:00 p.m. on September 16. Display tables will be provided. Be prepared to give a 2-3 minute talk about your research during the 2:30-3:45 poster display period.


$300 (1st place)

$150 (2nd place)

$50 (3rd place)

Winners will also receive certificates from the National Association of Women Judges.

Winners will be announced at the Constitution Day Celebration to be held from 6-8 in Carroll 2227.

Sponsors: The National Association of Women Judges, CLASS, Henderson Library, the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, the Department of History and the Office of Pre-Law Advising.


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