TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 16, 2020

Constitution Day is an American federal observance that commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution. It is celebrated each year on Sept. 17. The TBA has a range of resources available for those who want to mark the day. The ABA also has resources and several key issues to highlight on this year’s anniversary, including the importance of voting, the Census and civic engagement. The ABA also is offering a free webinar tomorrow at 4 p.m. EDT on the scope of free speech rights. The session will address two issues: when demonstrations are within the scope of the First Amendment and when they exceed constitutional protection, and when law enforcement officials are lawfully trying to restore order and when they are abusing the rights of protestors.