Judges to Visit Students on Constitution Day

 Trial and appellate judges will be talking to students about the U.S. Constitution on Wednesday, Sept. 17 in recognition of the anniversary of the signing of the document.

The judges will be passing out pocket constitutions for the students to keep. Judges will also discuss how the jury process works and why it is such an important component of citizenship. The project may include a public service announcement about jury duty, a discussion about statistics on state and county jury trials and a mock jury selection.

Pulaski County Superior Court Judge Patrick Blankenship will be at the Winamac Community High School on Wednesday while LaPorte County Judges Kathleen Lang and Richard Stalbrink, Jr. will be at Marquette High School and LaCrosse High School, respectively.

The educational materials were developed by Courts in the Classroom with support from the Community Relations Committee of the Indiana Judicial Committee.