Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Two Debates at Constitution Center

On Tuesday, Sept. 17th, Constitution Day, the National Constitution Center will host two public debates on current issues.  Admission is free but reservations are recommended.

The first discussion will debate the usage of drones as they relate to issues of personal privacy, public safety, and constitutional rights.It will be at 2:30 pm. The National Constitution Center’s President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen sits down with Georgetown University Law Professor Carrie F. Cordero and University of Pennsylvania Law Professor Claire Finkelstein to discuss the constitutional implications of drones for targeted assassinations and the use of domestic drones for surveillance by U.S. law enforcement.

The second will center around Pennsylvania’s current ban on same sex-marriage in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to throw out part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.  Philadelphia magazine editor Tom McGrath moderates a timely and critical conversation on the future of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania with Mark Aronchick and Greg Randall Lee representing both sides of the debate. National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen will provide his constitutional perspective on the issue.


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