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May 1, 2019
7:00 PM
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Law Day 2019 Logo: "Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society"
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Law Day program: "Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society"

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

President Dwight D. Eisenhower established Law Day in 1958 as a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law. This observance reflects on the role of law in the foundation of the country and recognizes its importance for society. Law Day asks Americans to focus on every American’s rights as laid out in the fundamental documents of American democracy: the Declaration of Independence and the federal Constitution. The Eisenhower Presidential Library, in partnership with the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, will host a panel discussion, led by lawyers, academics, and a newspaper editor, of the 2019 Law Day theme—"Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society." Freedom of speech and the press are among the most important foundations for a free society. Join us to learn more about how law protects our liberty and how our legal system strives to achieve justice.