U.S. Constitution

Courtesy of the National Archives

The University of Arizona will hold its 19th annual Constitution Day program to discuss the Russia probe and President Trump’s travel ban along with two significant cases from the 2016 U.S. Supreme Court term.

The event is Monday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Ares Auditorium, Room 164 in the James E. Rogers College of Law, 1202 E. Speedway. It is open to the public.

The five panelists are: G. Murray Snow, federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona; Gregory Garre, global chairman of Supreme Court & Appellate Practice at Latham & Watkins; and law professors Ryan Doerfler, University of Pennsylvania; Lisa Manheim, University of Washington; and Toni Massaro, UA.

The panel will be moderated by David Marcus, UA professor of law, and will also discuss Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia Inc. v. Comer, a case involving state funding and religious organizations; and Ziglar v. Abbasi, a case about the rights of federal detainees to sue government officials.

The U.S. Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787. All educational institutions receiving federal funding are required by federal law to hold an educational programs about the Constitution on or around Constitution Day.

Contact Mikayla Mace at 573-4158 or mmace@tucson.com. On Twitter: @mikaylagram.