The Honorable Bill Walmsley will deliver the Constitution Day lecture at Lyon College on September 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Nucor Auditorium in the Lyon Building. His topic will be “What Constitutes a ‘Constitutional Crisis’?” Light refreshments will follow.
According to the National Constitution Center, Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Senator Robert Byrd lobbied for a bill encouraging citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about our founding document. Senator Byrd said, “Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world.” He believed that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution.
Lyon College is pleased to offer its students, employees, and area citizens a way of celebrating the heritage of America’s unique form of government. Walmsley’s talk will present an interesting reflection on the significance of the U.S. Constitution in today’s context of political confrontation.
Walmsley graduated from Lyon College in 1963 and has practiced law in Batesville since he was 24. With decades of experience with constitutional matters, he also served two years on the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
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