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Constitution Day Events

Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. The University of South Carolina hosts events for Constitution Day each year to foster discussion and dialogue about the Constitution and its role in U.S. and world history and modern life.

Constitution Day 2020


Law, Justice, and the Future of U.S. Elections

Thursday, September 17, 2020
7 p.m. in a Microsoft Teams Live Event. Click here to watch.

On Constitution Day 2020, the UofSC Department of Political Science hosted Professor Lori A. Ringhand for an online discussion of law, justice, and the future of U.S. Elections. The electoral process has been under scrutiny because of issues such as voter access, foreign interference, allegations of voter fraud and new stresses imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. What is the future of U.S. elections and the legal landscape surrounding them?

About the Speaker

Lori A. Ringhand is a nationally known Supreme Court scholar and the author of the book Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings and Constitutional Change (with Paul M. Collins) Her work on judicial appointments has been cited in major national and international media outlets.

She is the J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law at the University of Georgia School of Law and Interim Director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center.

Event Link

This event was livestreamed online via Microsoft Teams Live Event.  Watch the event at this link.

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