Constitution Day Debate
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Time: 04:30 PM
Location: Ferguson Student Center
Categories: College of Arts & Sciences
To commemorate Constitution Day, which marks the adoption of the United States Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, two teams made up of three campus political groups will participate in a debate on four consitutional issues on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Theater on UA's campus.
The College Democrats, Young Americans for Liberty, and College Republicans and Young Conservatives for America (two groups have combined into one) will participate in a discussion of the president's constitutional authority in launching a war, the states' versus the national government's responses to immigration, same-sex marriage legality among states, and the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act and Congress's authority to require Americans to have health insurance.
Each group will have three minutes to give its initial response to the question and an additional 90 seconds to give a rebuttal after the other groups have given their initial responses. After each team answers the question, then each team will have 90 seconds to add to their answer or respond to other teams.
The debate is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the department of political science. It is free and open to the public.
Contact Info: Dr. Joe Smith,
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