August Monthly Gathering – The Constitution, January 6, and Its Aftermath

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the United States Capitol was stormed by supporters of President Donald Trump, in an attempt to disrupt the joint session of Congress, assembled to formalize President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

Was this insurrection? Rebellion? An attempt by Citizens to defend the constitution against a government run amok?

Also, why have charges against those arrested for their activities on January 6 included (to date) specific acts, such as breaking into the Capitol, assaulting the Capitol Police, destroying government property, and the like, but NOT sedition or insurrection?

Join us on August 21 for an analysis and discussion of the events of January 6, their legal implications, their motivations, and their possible impact on the future of democracy in the United States. Leading the discussion will be former Wayne State distinguished professor of law, Robert A. Sedler.

At Wayne, Professor Sedler taught courses in Constitutional Law and Conflict of Laws. Prior to coming to Wayne State in 1977, he was Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky. Professor Sedler received his A.B. and J.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif, an honor society for law school graduates. In 2005, he was elected to the Wayne State University Academy of Scholars, which is the highest recognition bestowed upon faculty members by their colleagues. He served as President of the Academy during the 2007-2008 academic year. In April 2019, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel appointed Sedler a special assistant attorney general.

Please note that this program will be presented live and on Zoom. The live presentation will take place at:

Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church in Southfield
23925 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI 48075

Doors open at 630pm. The program begins at 7pm. Admission: $4 for Mensa Members, $5 for non-Mensans. For the comfort and safety of all; We ask all those attending to please wear a mask.

Following the presentation, please join us for dinner at Buddy’s Pizza, located at 31646 Northwestern Hwy., in Farmington Hills, Just Northeast of Middlebelt Rd.

If you’d prefer to participate on Zoom, you’ll need to pre-register by clicking on the following link: ,The event’s Zoom URL and instructions for connecting will be sent to those who are pre-registered, about an hour before the presentation. The Zoom room opens at 6:30pm for mingling.