Gannon University Honors Constitution Day

Posted: September 18, 2014

In honor of Constitution Day, Gannon University hosted an address by the Honorable John J. Trucilla Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the A.J. Palumbo Academic Center.

Trucilla, administrative judge in the Family Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County, discussed the Constitution as the supreme law of the land and how, he said, "it was written for all of us, a document that has withstood the test of time."

He also discussed general provisions of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth amendments and how they are the cornerstones for criminal law.

Constitution Day is a federal observance commemorating the signing of the Constitution by the U.S. Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia.

Mark Jubulis, Ph.D., director of the political science program at Gannon University, said "The Constitution unites us as people. It is something we all share."