Martin County Library System Press Releases

August 24, 2015

Constitution Day Lecture by Noted Scholar and Author Dr. Marshall DeRosa at Blake Library September 17

Filed under: News — mclswebblog @ 11:08 am

For immediate release: August 21, 2015
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

STUART, FL – The U.S. Constitution: The Exceptional Sheath for the Sword of Liberty will be the topic of an address by noted Constitutional scholar Dr. Marshall DeRosa presented in The John F. Armstrong Wing at The Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, on Thursday, September 17. Doors will open at 6 pm with Dr. DeRosa’s talk beginning promptly at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. DeRosa is a full professor in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University and received both a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Houston. He holds membership a numerous organizations including The Philadelphia Society, The Abbeville Institute and The American Political Science Association.

As a frequent contributor to political and professional journals, Dr. DeRosa’s specializations are American Constitutional Law & Policymaking, International Law, Law & American Society and the Judicial Process. He has lectured in England, Austria and Ireland and throughout the United States and serves on the James Madison Institute’s Research Advisory Council.

His most recent book publication is The Enduring Relevance of Robert E. Lee: The Ideological Warfare Underpinning The American Civil War (2014).

“This is a great opportunity for the students of all ages who appreciate the relevance of our Constitution to hear one of the country’s leading Constitutional scholars,” said Kate Boland, president of the Center for Constitutional Values. “Dr. DeRosa really brings this document to life and shows how vitally important it is for all of us to understand the dynamic of this historic treatise.”

This program is sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Values in partnership with The Library Foundation of Martin County.

For more information, call (772) 219-4908, pick up a Library Connection at any library location, or visit the library website at


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