Justice to speak at WU Tech

Ester Todd, [email protected] washburn.edu, is a freshman Policital Science major

Next week, Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lee A. Johnson will speak at the Washburn Tech Con­ference Center.

While the visit will not be open to the general public, Johnson will be speaking to Washburn Tech stu­dents, instructors and staff. His ap­pearance is part of an observance of Constitution Day, which is held every year on Sept. 17 in remem­brance of the Constitution’s ratifi­cation in 1787.

Johnson received a B.S. in Busi­ness Administration from the Uni­versity of Kansas in 1969, and then served two years of active duty with the U.S. Army. Later, he grad­uated Summa Cum Laude from Washburn University School of Law. He was appointed to the Kan­sas Supreme Court in 2007.

The visit will give Johnson the opportunity to connect with an au­dience of young voters, who are vi­tal to the democratic process.

“[Johnson] understands the im­portance of students understanding their rights and privileges guaran­teed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights,” said Lynn Dawson, Washburn Tech’s legal office tech­nical instructor, who secured the judge’s appearance.

Johnson’s WU Tech appearance is set for 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 23.