WHEREAS Law Day is an occasion of public acknowledgement of our Nation’s heritage of justice, liberty, and equality under the law, and
WHEREAS the United States Congress has statutorily designated May 1 as the annual day for commemoration of Law Day, and
WHEREAS the American Bar Association has designated the 2017 Law Day theme to be “The Fourteenth Amendment: Transforming American Democracy” in recognition of the numerous contributions to American law and society of one of the most often cited constitutional enactments, and
WHEREAS the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution forbids states from denying any person "life, liberty or property, without due process of law", and
WHEREAS promoting public understanding of the roots of our freedom is an important component in the civic education of the citizens of the United States, the State of New York and the County of Schuyler.