Impact of Supreme Court Appointments Is Focus of Constitution Day Lecture Sept. 18 at Wilkes University

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Wilkes University will observe Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 18 with a timely lecture exploring Supreme Court nominations and their impact on the constitution.  Michael R. Dimino, a professor at Widener University Commonwealth Law School will speak about  “Supreme Court Appointments and the Battle for the Constitution”. The lecture will take place at 11 a.m. in Room 106 of Breiseth Hall.

Dimino is an expert on election law. An author of a casebook on the subject, he has written widely on the election of judges.  He also teaches and writes about constitutional law, legislation, constitutional criminal procedure, administrative law, federal courts, and U.S. Supreme Court politics.

Dimino served as chief clerk to associate Judge Albert M. Rosenblatt of the New York State Court of Appeals, and then clerked for senior Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Paul L. Friedman of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Constitution Day is a federal observance that commemorates the implementation of the United States Constitution on Sept. 17, 1786. It was this day that representatives from the Constitutional Convention, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, signed the document in Philadelphia.

For more information on the lecture, contact Kyle Kreider chair in the division of behavioral and social sciences and professor of political science, at

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