Cameron University’s annual Constitution Day observance to focus on “The Great Travel Ban Debate”

Cameron University will join colleges and universities across the nation to celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, September 18, with “The Great Travel Ban Debate,” a presentation by Russell S. Post. Post, an attorney who specializes in civil appeals, will examine the Constitution controversies in Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project. Constitution Day is a national observance which recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and the creation of United States citizens in 1787. The event takes place in the McCasland Ballroom at 2 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge.

A partner with the law firm of Beck Redden, LLP, in Houston, Texas, Post has dedicated his practice entirely to civil appeals and complex civil litigation. His presentation will examine the constitutional questions to be decided this fall by the United States Supreme Court in the so-called “travel ban” appeal, as well as the implications of this episode for American identities in the 21st Century.

He appears regularly in the Texas Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Texas appellate courts. He has been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in Texas by Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers 2015 - 2016 and as Appellate Lawyer of the Year in Houston by Best Lawyers in America. In 2016, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the premier organization for appellate specialists in the United States. In addition to his private practice, Mr. Post occasionally accepts pro bono engagements. He is currently representing an Iranian citizen who has applied for asylum in the United States.

Cameron’s observance of Constitution Day is sponsored by the School Graduate and Professional Studies, the Department of Social Sciences and the Lawton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The presentation is one of the events examining American Identities in the 21st Century as part of Cameron’s current academic festival.

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September 13, 2017