Constitution Day at SCC to feature Federal Judge John M. Rogers

Sep 13, 2017

judge john m. rogersConstitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, is a day set aside to honor the signing of the U.S. Constitution. On September 17, 1787, the Constitution was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Constitution, the highest law in the United States, is the framework for our government, outlining the powers and duties of the legislative, executive and judicial branches. As a living document, it is at the center of the major debates and policies of our time.

To celebrate the 230th anniversary of this signing, Somerset Community College will host an event that showcases a prominent representative of the judicial branch of the United States government. Guest speaker Judge John M. Rogers will provide the SCC Constitution Day lecture on Monday, September 18, 2017. The event, which is free and open to the public this year, will begin at 2 p.m. in the Citizens National Bank Community Room of the Harold Rogers Student Commons on the SCC Somerset Campus at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset.

About Judge Rogers

Judge John M. Rogers serves as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was appointed to that position in November 2002 by President George W. Bush. The court hears appeals from United States District Courts in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan. Judge Rogers received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to his service as a federal judge, Rogers was a law professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law for nearly 25 years. He remains a professor emeritus at UK. Rogers also served in the United States Department of Justice and was an officer in the Kentucky Army National Guard from 1970 to 1998. Rogers currently resides in Lexington.

Moderator for the Constitution Day event will be SCC Associate Professor of Political Science James Taylor. For more information, contact Taylor at james.taylor@kctcs.edu or (606) 451-6820.

 

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