Duquesne President Participates in Constitution Day Program at Federal Courts in Pittsburgh
Duquesne University President Ken Gormley led a public discussion on Friday, September 15, 2017, to deconstruct some of the Italian influences that became part of the U.S. Constitution, ranging from the "pursuit of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" to "cruel and unusual punishment."
The free event featured an internationally known author, as well as three judges, and three professors from Italy and the U.S. The panels took place on Friday, Sept. 15 in Courtroom 8A on the 8th floor of the Joseph F. Weis Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Pittsburgh.
The session was scheduled in conjunction with Constitution Day -- the anniversary of signing the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. The program was dedicated to the memory of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. A reception followed.
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