John Carroll will host our annual Constitution Day celebration on Friday, Sept. 19, at noon in the LSC Conference Room. This year’s guest speaker will be U.S. Marshal Peter Elliott, who will discuss how the United States Constitution impacts his daily work, including his roles and responsibilities within the U.S. Department of Justice.
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who have become United States citizens by birth or by naturalization. This event is open to the John Carroll University community.
Founded in 1789, the U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. As the enforcement arm of the federal courts, the duties of the U.S. Marshals Service include protecting the federal judiciary, apprehending federal fugitives, managing and selling seized assets acquired by criminals through illegal activities, housing and transporting federal prisoners, and operating the Witness Security Program.
Marshal Elliott was appointed by President George W. Bush as the United States Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio in 2003 after being unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. In 2009, Marshal Elliott was officially retained by President Barack Obama to continue his service. Marshal Elliott is the 26th overall U.S. Marshal appoint in the district and is the longest serving United States Marshal in the history of the Northern District of Ohio. Marshal Elliott is responsible for the management, administration, and direction of operations throughout the district, which consists of Ohio’s northern 40 counties. He is responsible for leading and directing a staff whose core missions include security and protection of the United States Courts, criminal investigations, fugitive apprehension, execution of federal court orders, and other law enforcement activities.