Democracy Discussion to Commemorate Law Day

Posted April 29, 2005 at 3:21pm

As part of the Leon Jaworski Public Program Series, the Law Library of Congress and the American Bar Association Division on Public Education will commemorate Law Day 2005 with a panel discussion tonight on “The Jury and American Democracy.”

The discussion will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the east and west conference rooms of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sandra Day O’Connor, a Supreme Court associate justice, is slated to make both opening and closing remarks. Jeffrey Toobin, senior legal analyst for CNN and a staff writer for The New Yorker, will moderate the program.

Participants on the panel include Jeffrey Abramson, a Louis Stulberg Professor of Law and Politics at Brandeis University; Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, a U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York; and Kenneth Frazier, senior vice president and general counsel for Merck and Co. Inc.

Law Day was originally instituted in 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower. It provides a yearly opportunity for citizens to reflect on their legal heritage, the role of law, and the rights and duties that make up the foundation of peace and prosperity.

This program is part of the Law Library’s annual celebration of Law Day and one of the ABA’s principal national events for the commemoration of Law Day 2005. It is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register, visit www.abanet.org/publiced/jaworski.html.

— Amanda Arcuri