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Former Lone Star College-North Harris graduate returns as Constitution Day speaker

Former Lone Star College-North Harris graduate Ashleigh Musselman returns to campus to make a special presentation to mark Constitution Day on Thursday, September 15 at noon in the college’s Academic Building (ACAD-126), located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive in Houston. This free event is open for the community to attend.

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. The college will be celebrating the event on campus September 15 due to the actual date of Constitution Day, September 17 falling on a Saturday this year.

Musselman is currently finishing up her last semester at Houston College of Law, where she is a candidate for her Juris Doctorate. She is also a Marshall-Brennan Fellow, primarily focusing on educating high school students in Constitutional Law.

According to Musselman, “It is important for me to give back to the community by teaching how the Supreme Court analyzes First Amendment issues.”

Musselman’s presentation will lay out the rules of two First Amendment exceptions: fighting words and incitement of violence. In addition, the presentation will highlight some of the issues surrounding social media and how the rules apply to developing technology.         

“There are many misconceptions about how the First Amendment applies to our daily lives. Individuals cannot look at the First Amendment and glean the established rules,” added Musselman.

For more information about the event, contact Marie Morrison at 281.618.5596.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

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