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Law Day is May 1st, originally proclaimed by President Eisenhower in 1958 and later codified as 36 U.S. Code § 113.
Why Law Day? Section 113 answers the question perfectly:
Law Day, U.S.A., is a special day of celebration by the people of the United States—
(1) in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States and of their rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other and with other countries; and
(2) for the cultivation of the respect for law that is so vital to the democratic way of life.
In honor of Law Day and to give you a taste of the law, we’ve put together this list of colorful and diverse legal articles.
On May 1, the United States officially recognizes Law Day. It is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society. For me, Law Day is an opportunity to ponder this question around the topic of the rule of law. It is especially important because in this day and age, we so often “want to know” about the rule of law, but are “afraid to ask” since the outcome often paints a dark and gloomy picture.
Many good lawyers do heroic work, but on a higher level, there are superhero lawyers, those who change the world and are long remembered for it. These are our legal legends, people like Clarence Darrow, Thurgood Marshall, Bella Abzug and Robert Kennedy.
If you’re going to toast your freedom to drink, don’t “Hip, Hip, Hurrah!” the Constitution.
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To think of the Constitution as anything less than Pi-like – to frame it with finiteness – collides headlong into its basic construction.
If you choose not to vote, you’ll be walking a thorny road. To navigate it unscathed, here’s what you need to prepare for.
In a time long, long ago came a game; a game so simple it consisted of only two rectangles and a square…
Here’s a look at 19 failed amendments (some good, some bad, some still viable), plus 6 proposed amendments from retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
The gift that keeps on giving ... knowledge. And the best way to wrap it ... in a quote.
For those of you feverishly studying away for the bar exam don’t fret about passing or failing. Here is some interesting information that you may or may not have known to brighten your spirits about some of the most prominent American attorneys who have failed a bar exam in their lives.
Science - we see your black hole chirp and raise you these six Supreme Court opinions that, after a collision of arguments and ideologies, have rippled (and continue to ripple) through the fabric of space and time.
STEM, STEM, STEM … Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics … the great iceberg (both the tip and the massive ice block below) of 21st century education. If I sound peeved, it’s because I studied the law, which, for the most part, feels like a spec k outside of STEM’s educational orbit.
The 18th Amendment shouldn’t be our hated amendment. I’ll admit, the hate is well-deserved. The 18th Amendment, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors,” failed to achieve its noble purpose. And it didn’t just fail; it failed miserably. During its 13-year reign, the 18th Amendment was the architect of violent crime, clogged courts and a wounded economy.
Freedom can suffer a dangerous tunnel vision. It happens when the fight for one freedom censures or devalues a counter freedom.