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Celebrate Constitution Day at MSUM

Posted on September 18, 2012

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.

Join us in celebrating Constitution Day Tuesday, September 18 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Center for Business Room 103. Judge Erickson will give a 45-minute presentation titled, “Mr. Madison We Have a Problem: This Constitution is Wonderful and All but We Can’t Agree on What it Means.”

He will discuss the four basic camps of constitutional interpretation:

  1. Textual Originalism
  2. Intentionalist Originalism
  3. Pragmatism
  4. Natural Law theory

Judge Erickson is one of two active U.S. District Judges in North Dakota. He is a graduate of Jamestown College and the University of North Dakota School of Law. Following his graduation from Law School, Judge Erickson was in the private practice of law in West Fargo with a broad general trial practice. During his career as a judge, Judge Erickson has sat with every state and federal court having jurisdiction in North Dakota except the United States Supreme Court. Erickson is married and has two school-aged daughters.

Refreshments will be served.


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