CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE S. WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Louisiana Supreme Court will celebrate national Constitution Day Friday, September 16, 2016, by giving away free pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution at the Royal Street courthouse. Citizens are encouraged to pick up a copy and to also visit the exhibits in the Louisiana Supreme Court Museum and the Louisiana Law Library. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 Founding Fathers on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, by birth or by naturalization in the U.S., have become citizens.
“On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that ‘We the People’ enjoy today. We celebrate this great work on its 229th anniversary and invite local and visiting citizens to join us,” Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson said.
The courthouse is located at 400 Royal Street in the French Quarter and is open to visitors between
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. No food, drink or cameras are permitted in the building. Cell phone cameras are permitted.
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