2014 Constitution Day: Celebrate on September 18th at 4:30 pm with a talk by Professor Sargent


This coming Wednesday, September 17th, marks the anniversary of an important day in our nation’s history. On this day our country celebrates Constitution Day, the date on which the document was ratified at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Although the holiday does not typically invite widespread celebration, it calls to mind the original document that outlined our current rights and laws as U.S. citizens.

Jennifer Sargent is a Visiting Associate Professor of Writing at Dartmouth College. Professor Sargent is also a faculty member at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Professor Sargent served as a District Court Judge in New Hampshire for eight years before she resigned from the bench to serve as Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the New Hampshire Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Office.

The Rockefeller Center’s Constitution Day Program will feature her lecture, “Hey, You Can’t Just Look in There: Current Fourth Amendment Issues Regarding Cell Phone and Email Privacy after Riley v. California (2014).” In her lecture, Professor Sargent will discuss the scope of the Fourth Amendment’s privacy law as it applies to digital technology and information. The discussion will analyze how the pillars established by our country’s founders in 1787 still pertain to the American legal system today, as technology has evolved.

Please join us for Professor Sargent’s talk at our Constitution Day Program in Rockefeller 003 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

What is Constitution Day?

Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia, PA.