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SIU law school hosts Constitution Day

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CARBONDALE -- SIU Professors honored Constitution Day on Monday by holding a discussion on hot-button issues.

Four professors explained Supreme Court cases at the School of Law Courtroom, including President Trump's travel ban and redistricting in Wisconsin.

"I think we certainly picked those that were of interest to us, but we also tried to pick those that would be of general interest to the public and to our faculty and students," law professor Valerie Munson said.

Constitution Day fell on a Sunday this year, so organizers held the event Monday to get more people involved.

All public universities receiving federal money must hold annual Constitution Day events.

"I hope they learn a little bit more about how the Supreme Court works and some of the important cases and why they're important and how they might affect the United States moving forward," said law professor Cindy Buys. 

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