Resolution J1574-2013

Recognizing Wednesday, May 1, 2013, as Law Day U.S.A. in the State of New York

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  • May 1, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 30, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  recognizing  Wednesday, May 1, 2013, as Law Day
U.S.A. in the State of New York

WHEREAS, For over two centuries, our State and Nation  have  adhered  to
the  rule  of  law as the foundation for a safe, free, and just society;
seeking to  formally  recognize  this  tradition,  President  Eisenhower
established  Law  Day  in  1958, as "a day of national dedication to the
principles of government under the law"; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body celebrates the importance  of  Law  Day
U.S.A.  in  the State of New York; in doing so, we, as citizens, of this
great State and this Nation, recommit ourselves to the rule of  law  and
to  upholding the fundamental principles enshrined in our founding docu-
ments; and
  WHEREAS, The theme of this year's Law Day  is  "Realizing  the  Dream:
Equality for All" in recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the Emanci-
pation  Proclamation  and  in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of The
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln
Memorial; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is committed to ensuring that the citi-
zens of  New  York  State  understand,  remain  dedicated  to,  and  are
protected by the principles of government under the law; now; therefore,
be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize Wednesday, May 1, 2013, as Law Day U.S.A. in the State of  New
York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  Laurel G. Bellows, President, American Bar Association, and
Seymour W. James, President, New York State Bar Association.

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