September 14, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—In observance of Constitution Day, the Honorable Alex Kozinski, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, will deliver a talk titled "At the Crossroads: The Federal Judiciary and the Political Branches of Government" at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Babbott Room of the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Office of the President at Amherst College, the talk and a reception to follow are free and open to the public.

A distinguished jurist and prolific writer, Judge Kozinski was born in Bucharest, Romania, and came to the United States at age 12. In 1985 he became the youngest federal appeals judge in the country.

To commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 17 87, Congress in 2004 designated September 17 as Constitution Day. Because the anniversary falls on a Saturday, observance has been moved to September 22.