Constitution Day Forum


Judge to discuss Supreme Court issues

Putnam County Common Pleas Court Judge Randall Basinger will address “The U.S. Constitution and Current Issues before the Supreme Court” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Founders Hall at Bluffton University.

Free and open to the public, the presentation is Bluffton’s Constitution Day Forum. All educational institutions that receive federal funds are required to offer an instructional program each year on or near Sept. 17, the day the U.S. Constitution was signed in 1787.

Basinger will offer an overview of the Constitution and explain judicial philosophies that provide the constitutional basis for recent and pending Supreme Court decisions on issues such as health care, affirmative action, gay rights, immigration, abortion and gun rights.