The Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court took some time today to talk about the Constitution before the start of oral arguments before the court. Chief Justice Mark Cady spoke to students who were in the courtroom as part of Constitution Day.
“It’s important for all of us, not just students and lawyers, but everyone to pause and consider and reflect upon the value of our constitution and the constitutional form of government that we have, and the constitution itself. Both our nation’s constitution and our Iowa constitution,” Cady says. He talked about the many rights given Americans by the Constitution.
“These are the very rights that unfold in our courtrooms brought to us by people and considered by courts in our role in this governmental process,” Cady says. Cady says the cases brought before the court bring more clarity and meaning to the rights that we have in this country.”This whole process makes us better and I think that’s what our founders had hoped when they came up with this great constitutional process,” according to Cady.
Students from Panora, Hampton-Dumont and Scavo High school in Des Moines were on hand to watch some of the oral arguments before the court. The United States Constitution was completed and signed on September 17th of 1787.