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Spring Lake District Library Hosts Constitutional Controversies Series
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Spring Lake, MI--Born in controversy, the U.S. Constitution has been debated and discussed since its inception. The discussion will continue this summer at Spring Lake District Library during the three-part Constitutional Controversies Series. Three experts will discuss different aspects of the Constitution, and how those principles are impacting citizens today. The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, July 20 @ 7:00 p.m.     Is Government Mandated Health Care Constitutional?

Speaker: Attorney and Thomas M. Cooley Law School Professor Devin. S. Schindler shares his expertise on the controversial topic of government mandated health care.

Professor Schindler teaches Constitutional Law and Health Care Regulation at Cooley. He was named a Superlawyer by The Detroit News and one of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the fields of health care law and commercial litigation.

Tuesday, July 26 @ 7:00 p.m.      The Untold Story of the Constitutional Convention

Speaker: Gleaves Whitney, Director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University. Whitney travels back to Philadelphia 1787 to explore the clash of ideas and personalities of those responsible for structuring the framework of the Constitution. 

Whitney is a distinguished scholar and presidential historian who writes and lectures nationally on a variety of historical topics. He is the author or editor of fourteen books, and his commentary has appeared in several newspapers, journals, and magazines. He’s been interviewed by CNN,  MSNBC,  NPR, US News and World Report, ABC, FOX News, and Newsweek.

Tuesday, August 9 @ 7:00 p.m.     The First Freedom?  Religion and the U.S. Constitution

Speaker: Dr. David Ryden, Professor of Political Science at Hope College. Dr. Ryden explores the meaning of the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment and various church/state issues.

 Dr. Ryden’s research has focused on faith based initiatives and the Supreme Court’s role in shaping our electoral processes and institutions. He has published numerous articles and authored or edited several books including his most recent, “Is the Good Book Good Enough? Evangelical Perspectives on Public Policy”.

For more information about any of these presentations, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

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