Controversial real-life events inspire C-SC Constitution Day simulation
Monday, September 12, 2011
CANTON, Mo. – What would you do if learned that someone accused but found innocent of murder was moving in next door? What can you do? And what rights are protected under the U.S. Constitution? Those are the questions Culver-Stockton College students will be challenged to answer during a simulation event planned Friday, Sept. 16 in observation of Constitution Day.
The role playing exercise focuses on fictitious events in the aftermath of Casey Anthony’s widely publicized murder trial in Florida. In the exercise, Anthony is supposedly moving to gated community in a small Missouri town; members of the community pursue legal measures to block Anthony’s move attracting the attention of local and national media, as well as civil rights groups, local law enforcement, city government and the federal court system. A number of Culver-Stockton students and faculty members will portray characters as part of the role playing exercise. The purpose of the Constitution Day event is to challenge students to think about how individuals rely on local government for action and how the Constitution may constrain those actions.
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.
Culver-Stockton’s simulation will be held Friday, Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Johnson Hall Parlor on the C-SC campus. Students and members of the public are invited to attend.
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