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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 15, 2005

Law School Set To Observe Constitution Day

The University of Iowa College of Law will observe Constitution Day with its annual Supreme Court day events, and also distribute free pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution to law students on Sept. 16 and 17.

Other events scheduled are a moot court hearing featuring University of Iowa law students before the Iowa Supreme Court, meetings between the justices and law students, and the Iowa-University of Northern Iowa football game.

All seven justices of the high court, Jerry Larson, Louis Lavorato, James Carter, Mark Cady, Marsha Ternus, David Wiggins and Michael Streit, are expected to be present. The moot court case they will hear is State of Iowa v. Tracy Nelson, a case about the limits of U.S. and Iowa constitutional rights against government searches and seizures as argued by a high school student whom a drug detecting dog alerted to and whose locker was searched. The moot court hearing begins at 11 a.m. in the Levitt Auditorium in the Boyd Law Building. Admission is open to the public.

Constitution Day commemorates the anniversary of the approval of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

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