Thursday, September 17, 2015

Happy Constitution Day & Citizenship Day

"Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed nationally every September 17, marking the date that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the nation’s founding document in 1787. In 2004, Congress mandated that schools receiving federal funding provide education about the Constitution to commemorate its principles on the anniversary day.

In 2014, the federal courts began what is a growing tradition of linking Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to a nationally organized series of naturalizations. An estimated 8,500 new citizens were naturalized last year in nearly 30 federal court ceremonies."

More details here.
(LA naturalization ceremonies are scheduled for Sept. 22.)

Tonight the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles presents awards at its installation dinner at the Biltmore in DTLA. Of particular appellate note: The Ernestine Stahlhut Award will be given to Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Skauye "for her professional achievement and commitment and the inspiration she provides to women in the legal profession." And the Distinguished Service Award will be given to Lisa Jaskol, Directing Attorney of Public Counsel's Appellate Law Program, "whose career is dedicated to public service."