Canisius Commemorates Constitution Day

September 14, 2023
We the People...

Buffalo, NY - The Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center and the Political Science Department at Canisius University will welcome former New York State Attorney General Dennis Vacco to campus on Tuesday, September 26 at 6:00 pm in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, Richard E. Winter Student Center.  Vacco will analyze and critique the criminal charges brought against former President Donald Trump by Special Counsel Jack Smith in federal court and by district attorneys in Manhattan and Atlanta in state court.

The event, which is free and open to the public, commemorates Constitution Day 2023, a day on which colleges and universities, as mandated by federal law, recognize and celebrate the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.

Vacco, a partner at Lippes Mathias LLP, also served as United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. 

Professor Robert Klump, director of the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center, will comment on the theory that Trump is constitutionally disqualified from serving as president under the insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment.

Desmond Society board member and adjunct professor Stacey Moar, Esq., will moderate the event.

Canisius was founded in 1870 in Buffalo, NY, and is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. Consistently ranked among the top institutions in the Northeast, Canisius offers undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional programs distinguished by close student-faculty collaboration, mentoring and an emphasis on ethical, purpose-driven leadership.