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Utah Chief Justice Christine Durham to speak Tuesday at BYU

Published: Thursday, Sept. 15 2011 1:39 p.m. MDT

Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Christine Durham will speat Tuesday at BYU to deliver the university's annual Constitution Day lecture.

Her speech, titled "American Constitutional Federalism: 51 Constitutions in Action," will be given at 7:30 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Center Assembly Hall.

BYU established the Constitution Day lecture in 2004 to recognize the Founders Fathers and the Constitution itself.

The lecture is free, and the audience can attend a reception following the lecture.

Durham has been Utah's chief justice in Utah since April 2002 and has served on the Utah Supreme Court for almost 29 years. She graduated from Wellesley College with honors and received her Juris Doctorate from Duke University. Along with her dedication to educational law, she has served as the first chair of the Utah Judicial Council's education committee and is a founder of the Leadership Institute in Judicial Education.

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