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Supreme Court Justice Hill Leads UW Constitution Day Program


September 11, 2012 — Wyoming Supreme Court Justice William Hill will discuss “Selecting Judges under the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions: A Study in Contrast” Friday, Sept. 14, at 11:30 a.m. in the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center's Wyoming Stock Growers’ Room. His talk is part of UW’s observance of Constitution Day.

The event recognizes the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention ratified the United States Constitution in 1787. Previously, the day had been known as Citizenship Day. Every educational institution receiving federal funds needs to provide educational programming about the Constitution on that day. UW's goal for Constitution Day is to serve as the catalyst for discussion about the U.S. Constitution on campus and around the state.

Hill was appointed to the Wyoming Supreme Court in 1998, after serving as Wyoming attorney general since March 1995. He was born in Montgomery, Ala., and was raised and educated in Riverton. He received his B.A. from UW in 1970 and graduated from UW College of Law in 1974.

Earlier in his career, Hill served as both an assistant United States attorney and an assistant attorney general for Wyoming, and was in private practice in Riverton, Seattle and Cheyenne. He also served as chief of staff-chief counsel for Sen. Malcolm Wallop in Washington, D.C. Hill served as chief justice until June 30, 2006.

For more information about Constitution Day and resources on the Constitution, go to www.uwyo.edu/constitutionday.

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UW's goal for Constitution Day is to serve as the catalyst for discussion about the U.S. Constitution on campus and around the state.

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