FMU to observe Constitution Day, Sept. 19
Francis Marion University will observe Constitution Day, Wednesday, Sept. 19, with a presentation by three criminal defense attorneys.
Sponsored by the Department of Political Science & Geography, the program will begin at 3:45 p.m. in the Lee Nursing Building’s Thomason Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
The lecture is titled “What are your rights under the 4th Amendment to the Constitution?”
Unreasonable search and seizure, probable cause, warrantless search and legal roadblocks are all up for discussion at this event.
Constitution Day honors the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia inserted language into the 2005 federal spending bill that requires all educational institutions, including colleges and universities, which receive federal funds from any agency to have programming for Constitution.