Happy Constitution Day 2020!

On September 17, 1878, the Constitutional Convention Delegates signed the final draft of the U. S. Constitution.  It was then sent to the states to ratify.

Like many of you, I’m pretty sure I had to memorize the Preamble in 5th Grade Social Studies class (although, Schoolhouse Rock! also helped…)

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

­As Alexander Hamilton celebrated in the song Non-Stop from Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, “I was chosen for the Constitutional Convention!”

Similarly, in celebration of the birthday of the U. S. Constitution, the Hamilton County Law Library would like to highlight a number of resources in our collection, available for subscribers to borrow.

Please feel free to contact us for more information about how to borrow any of our print items, or access any of the online resources.

Print Collection

The American’s guide: comprising the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation; the Constitution of the United States

The Constitution and what it means to-day

The Constitution of the United States of America: analysis and interpretation

The Constitution

Constitutional Law

The Constitution of the United States, according to the latest amendments

Corwin on the Constitution

How to read the Constitution and why

A lawyer looks at the Constitution

Making sense of search and seizure law: a 4th Amendment handbook

Understanding the First Amendment

Online Collection


Constitution of the United States of America

Principles of Constitutional Law


Court Review

Religious Freedom in Focus


Essays in Constitutional Law

Federal Bar Association Journal

Lawyers and the Constitution: How Laissez Faire Came to the Supreme Court

Our Constitution: Tool or Testament

Supreme Court and the Constitution

U.S. Supreme Court Library


Constitutional Law Deskbook

Constitutional Rights of the Accused

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy

Federalist Society Review

The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly

Modern Constitutional Law

Search & Seizure: A Treatise on the 4th Amendment

Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal

Smolla & Nimmer on Freedom of Speech

Treatise on Constitutional—Substance & Procedure, 5th

United States Supreme Court Actions

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law

Warrantless Search Law Deskbook

William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal

You can also find information on various Constitution Day Activities online at—

The ABA Constitution Day website:


The Library of Congress:



Federal Courts:


And Constitution Day:  https://www.constitutionday.com/

However you celebrate, we hope that you have a wonderful Constitution Day 2020!