First Tuesday's Club meets May 3

Ann Knef Apr. 27, 2005, 9:04am

Continuing its quest for deeper understanding of the U.S. Constitution, the First Tuesday’s Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 3 at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Edwardsville.

"My hope is that when you come across well-intended people whose beliefs about what the law is--what it should be or what the Supreme Court has done are blatantly false--you will feel armed and indeed compelled to diplomatically set them straight," said club organizer Tad Armstrong.

In the club's next meeting, a discussion of religion and incorporation clauses of the First and Fourteenth Amendment will continue, based on the following cases: Lynch v. Donnelly, Wallace v. Jaffree, Edwards v. Aguillard, Allegheny County v. Greater Pittsburgh ACLU, Lee v. Weisman, Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye Inc. v. Hialeah, Good News Club v. Milford Central School, Locke v. Davey and Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow.

In future meetings, the electoral college--how it works and why the nation uses it--will be examined.

"If our populace is not aware of the 'ins' and 'outs' of case law on the Bill of Rights, it seems they should at least know how we elect our president," Armstrong said. "Many do not."

Membership to the club is open. For more details, contact Armstrong at 656-6770.

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