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Constitution Day - September 17, 2015

Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Senator Robert Byrd passed a bill designating September 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about our founding document. Senator Byrd once said, "Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world." He added the Constitution Day clause to his 2004 federal spending bill because he believed that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. This clause mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds, as well as federal agencies (Read More).

Check out these links from the National Constitution Center this Constitution Day:

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Gov't & legal information from Government Printing Office
8th Circuit docket; for other courts click here and then click Pacer Service Center
Bill summaries & tracking; public laws
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