Kentucky Court of Justice
Chief Justice Minton recognizes Constitution Day
Frankfort, Ky. -- In recognition of Constitution Day on Wednesday, Sept. 17, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. is encouraging citizens to learn about the U.S. Constitution. Read the Constitution.
"On this Constitution Day and every day, I urge all Kentucky citizens to gain an understanding of the document that is the foundation for our laws and government," said Chief Justice Minton. "It is important for us to understand the rights and duties we have as citizens of the United States."
Constitution Day 2008 marks the 221st anniversary of the signing of America’s Constitution in 1787. In observing Constitution Day on Sept. 17, Chief Justice Minton will discuss access to justice with students at Western Kentucky University and talk about U.S. Supreme Court decisions at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
The Kentucky Court of Justice laid the foundation for a strong civic education program in 1990. Today the court system provides training to youth and adults about the law, the legal process and the fundamental principles of our constitutional democracy. Law-related education gives individuals an understanding of our complex legal system, helping them to contribute to society as thoughtful, well-informed citizens.