For federal courts, Law Day 2015 will be an opportunity to educate the public about the rule of law, inspired in part by the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, which established the principle that no man or government is above the law.
More than 4,000 visitors—including school groups, law school students, Boy and Girl Scouts, judges and international dignitaries—visited the St. Louis-based Judicial Learning Center in 2014, according to a report on the center.
Earlier this month, Chief Judge K. Michael Moore (S.D. Fla.) administered the oath of office to four members of the South Florida Congressional delegation: Representatives Frederica Wilson of Florida’s 24th District, Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida’s 25th District; Carlos Curbelo of Florida’s 26th District; and Lleana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida’s 27th District.
February is African American History Month, and video profiles of six African American federal judges offer a dramatic view of the changes experienced by individuals and a nation during the Civil Rights era.
High school students sound off on Constitutional issues that matter to them in a video commemorating Bill of Rights Day, which occurs Dec. 15. In this 2.5-minute video, students relate specific Amendments to their personal experiences and deeply held beliefs.
In a first for the federal Judiciary, America’s newest citizens are being invited to join an annual celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, by taking part in more than two dozen naturalization ceremonies that will be held from Maine to Alaska on Sept. 17 and 18.