Lessons about the Constitution.

September 19, 2017

Attorney Ryan Glanville speaks in teacher Amber Nasson’s civics class.

Lessons about the Constitution.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — Attorneys from the Mason-Lake Bar Association taught Ludington High School students about the First Amendment and Fourth Amendment Monday, in observation of Constitution Day (which was technically on Sunday, Sept. 17).

“In working to bring Constitution Day into the classrooms, the background for these activities is that September 17 is the date in 1787 when 39 men signed the Constitution in Philadelphia,” Stowe-Lloyd said. “In 2005, a federal law sponsored by Senator Robert Byrd declared September 17 to be Constitution Day and required that every federally funded school teach the Constitution on that day.”

The First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The Fourth Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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