Constitution Day Educational Outreach for Students

Constitution Day is a day set aside to observe the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. The late U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd is credited with proposing the 2004 federal legislation that created the annual commemoration, which is mandatory for schools receiving federal funds. The celebration of Constitution Day in Nebraska is sponsored by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation and the Nebraska Court of Appeals through programming for high school and college students statewide.

The 2019 program featured oral arguments before the Nebraska Court of Appeals in two sessions at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, on September 10, 2019. The Court of Appeals heard six cases during both the morning and afternoon sessions, followed by an open question and answer session with students in attendance.

Judges begin hearing the cases presented at Nebraska State Court of Appeals.
Judges hear the cases presented at Nebraska State Court of Appeals on Constitution Day 2019.