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Constitution Day Debates

Each year, the Morris Library hosts the SIU debate team for an exhibition debate to celebrate Constitution Day. In each of these debates, the team argues a topic related to one of the amendments to the Constitution; in 2015, the team discussed the 5th Amendment particularly as it pertains to the practices of civil asset forfeiture and indefinite detention by law enforcement officials. That debate may be viewed in its entirety below.