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California Chief Justice Commemorates Constitution Day

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, state and federal judges, teachers and students celebrate the 223rd Anniversary of the Signing of the U.S. Constitution.
Sep 22, 2020

On Constitution Day, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye led off the reading of the U.S. Constitution in an event organized by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.

The Chief Justice shared in her opening remarks, "The Constitution is a social contract governing the duties and protections and rights of Government of the people."

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Justice Judith McConnell and several other members of the Chief Justice's Power of Democracy Steering Committee also participated.

Also in recognition of Constitution Day, California judicial officers from 6 counties visited 38 classrooms for lessons on Constitutional Law, the Rule of Law, and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The classes were from Civic Learning Award-winning schools invited to participate in a special Judges in the Classroom program created to deliver lessons to schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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