Village To Hold Constitution Day


The Village of Westbury Justice Court will hold their annual Constitution Day on Sept. 17. This year’s topic will be the Constitution and immigration. The public is invited to attend. 

This year’s speakers will include the Honorable Thomas F. Liotti who will do a welcome and introduction, as well as the honorable Arthur D. Spatt, senior United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the eastern district of New York. Spatt will speak on the Constitution. Associate Village Justice honorable Elizabeth Pessala will speak on “defining the problems of international migration.” Professor M. Pat Young, Esq. from the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead will speak on the “14th Amendment and Immigration,” Michael Leavitt, a partner at Cohen & Leavitt, Esqs., in New York will speak on “Conflicting Constitutional Authority Over Immigration: The Congress Vs. The President.” Zan Khan, Esq., an associate attorney at the law firm of Madeo & Fasano in New York will speak on “Immigration from a personal perspective: discrimination practiced against other racial and ethnic groups.”  Floyd Ewing, past president of the Westbury board of education will speak on “immigration and its impact on public education.” Arthur Dobrin, former leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island and professor at Hofstra University, will speak on “The Constitution and Rhetoric: The Moral and Ethical Implications of Immigration Policies.”

“The national debate and news from around the world tell us that war and extreme poverty have created huge problems relative to migration, immigration and assimilation,” said Liotti. ” Our program will define the problems and provide some realistic solutions to them.  We are especially honored by this year’s array of talented speakers including Federal District Court Judge Arthur D. Spatt who has devoted his life to upholding, protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States.”

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