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May 1st is Law Day

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By Admin on May 01, 2007 3:38 PM

May 1 was designated "Law Day" in the U.S. by Congress in 1961, to "strengthen our great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under law," according to the Library of Congress. The theme for Law Day 2007 is Liberty Under Law: Empowering Youth, Assuring Democracy. According to the American Bar Association (ABA), which offers a number of Law Day participation and classroom ideas, "Law Day programs are designed to help people understand how law keeps us free and how our legal system strives to achieve justice," and this year's theme "prompts us to listen to the voices of young people and consider how the law can better serve their needs and interests."