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Law Day

May 1 was officially designated Law Day by Congress in 1961, following President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1958 Law Day proclamation, as a celebration of the rule of law in a free society. President Eisenhower hoped Law Day would help Americans better appreciate “the principle of guaranteed fundamental rights of individuals under the law […], (one that) distinguishes our governmental system from the type of government that rules by might alone.”

Since 2002, Pima County Superior Court has introduced local students to the real-life ways in which the rule of law is a part of their daily routine, through its Law Day commemorations.

In 2022, the Superior Court, in tandem with the Young Lawyers Division of the Pima County Bar Association, celebrated Law Day through a virtual presentation. With an opening welcome from Pima County Presiding Judge Jeffrey Bergin, and two segments discussing the American Bar Association’s 2022 Law Day topic, “Toward a More Perfect Union; The Constitution in Times of Change,” both Superior Court Judge D. Douglas Metcalf and Barbara Norrander, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, inform viewers why and how the Constitution is every bit as vital to a democratic society today as in years past. We hope you enjoy this presentation

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