Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-09-13

The U.S. Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787. In commemoration of that landmark event in American history, Samford's Political Science Department and Cumberland School of Law will host a Constitution Day program Monday, Sept. 18, on the topic of Judicial Independence.

U.S. Court of Appeals judge William Pryor and Alabama Supreme Court Justice Bernard Harwood will comment on a video produced for Constitution Day. The video will feature presentations by U.S. Supreme Court associate justices Stephen G. Breyer and Anthony M. Kennedy, and retired associate justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

John Carroll, dean of Samford's Cumberland School of Law, will moderate the discussion following the showing of the video.

The eventfree of charge and open to the publicwill begin at 3 p.m. in the moot courtroom of Samford's Robinson Hall law building.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.