The date Sept. 17 may seem pretty unremarkable. But in 1787, today's date was a pretty big effin' deal. The Constitution was adopted Sept. 17, 1787, and now the United States recognizes that important maneuver by calling today Constitution Day.
Sure, it's not like Independence Day, filled with American flags, beer cans and bottle rockets, but you can celebrate today at Concordia University School of Law, 501 W. Front St., by learning a little something.
Professor Chad DeVeaux will present Constitution Day: What the Indian Wars Can Teach Us About the War on Terror. The lecture will take place from noon-1:30 p.m. According to Concordia's description of the event: "This will be an engaging presentation and discussion regarding the constitutional implications of legal proceedings held in military courts."
DeVeaux is working on an article involving the Indian wars and how they relate to the current "war on terror."
The lecture is FREE but lawerin' types can earn CLE credit for $15, and if you'd like your lecture with some lunch, it'll cost $10. Learn more about the lecture here.