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DMC Observing Constitution Day and Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 17

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

On Sept. 17, 1787, our country’s forefathers signed the final draft of the U.S. Constitution, ending the Constitutional Convention. In 2005, the U.S. Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act requiring all educational institutions receiving federal funding to observe Constitution Day on Sept. 17 each year.

In observance of Constitution Day and Hispanic Heritage Month, Del Mar College (DMC) Associate Professor Dr. Adrian Clark will present The Battle over the 27th Texas U.S. Congressional District: Ethnicity, Partisanship, Gerrymandering and the Law.

The lecture is scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in Room 514 of the William F. White, Jr. Library, located on the DMC East Campus at Naples off Kosar at Staples. Sponsored by the Political Science program in the Social Sciences Department and the Mexican American Studies program, this event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Clark will examine redistricting in the context of our nation’s evolving search on how to effectively balance majority rule with the protection of minority rights in an era of increased racial and political polarization.

He will also review key arguments made by parties to the redistricting court case and analyze how the Supreme Court’s decision impacts upon the overall legal status of the 27th District from the perspective of ethnicity and voting rights.


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