Sept. 5, 2012. Discussions focusing on “The U.S. Constitution and the Death Penalty” will be held Monday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.
Dr. Rhys Hester from the Department of Government and Justice Studies will present “Evolving Standards of Democracy: The Supreme Court’s Role in the Debate Over the Death Penalty.” Dr. Marian Williams, also from the Department of Government and Justice Studies will present “The Jury and the Death Penalty: Issues and Concerns.”
Constitution Day recognizes adoption of the U.S. Constitution. The observance was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by the late Sen. Robert Byrd. The amendment requires that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day.