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Local judge to deliver annual Constitution Day lecture

Local judge to deliver annual Constitution Day lecture


Local judge to deliver annual Constitution Day lecture

Sheboygan County Circuit Court Judge Samantha Bastil will deliver Lakeland's annual Constitution Day address.

Her address, entitled "Are Constitutional Rights Different on College Campuses for Students?" is set for Thursday, September 16, in the Bradley Theatre at 11 a.m.

The Sheboygan County native was elected in April of 2021 as circuit court judge-branch 1 in Sheboygan County, which she serves as a judge of general jurisdiction, handling all types of cases on the circuit court level.

Bastil is a graduate of Marquette University Law School and worked as an attorney in both the Sheboygan County and Calumet County district attorney’s offices as an assistant DA, prosecuting hundreds of cases a year – including felonies, misdemeanors, criminal traffic and ordinance violations.

She was also the assistant corporation counsel for Sheboygan County, enforcing child support orders, handling involuntary mental health commitments and assisting vulnerable adults with guardianships/protective placements.

Bastil has been an adjunct professor at Lakeland since January of 2015, teaching Corrections in America, Business Law and International Business Laws and Regulations.

In 2004, a federal law designated September 17, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the U.S.

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