On Tuesday, September 20, the Canisius College Raichle Pre-Law Center, the Bar Association of Erie County and the League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara presented the panel discussion “Dual Constitutionalism in America.” Panelists included:
- Hon. Eugene F. Pigott Jr., NYS Court of Appeals
- Christopher Bopst ’95, chief legal and financial officer, Sam-Son Logistics
- Peter J. Galie, PhD, former director of the Raichle Pre-Law Center and professor emeritus of political science, Canisius College
The panelists examined the national Constitution from the perspective of New York State’s Constitution – how the state constitution sheds light on our national constitution and vice versa. Given that the question of whether to hold a constitutional convention to revise the New York State Constitution will appear on the ballot in November 2017, a focus of the discussion included the respective models of the constitutional revision found in the two documents.
Submitted by: College Communications