Tigerville, SC (February 13, 2019) US District Court Judge Donald C. Coggins Jr. will present a lecture on the freedoms and responsibilities provided by the First Amendment at North Greenville University on Monday, Feb. 18.
The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Coggins completed a degree in economics at Clemson University in 1981 and earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1984.
President Donald Trump nominated Coggins on August 3, 2017, along with support from Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Tim Scott. Coggins also received the rating “Unanimously Well Qualified” from the American Bar Association.
Before his role as judge for the District of South Carolina, Coggins served the Spartanburg area practicing civil litigation.
The lecture will take place on Constitution Day, Monday, February 18, at 6 p.m. in the Hayes Ministry Center. This free lecture is open to the public, however tickets are required. Contact the School of Theatre Box Office at 864-977-7085 for ticket information.
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