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Pima County High School students celebrate Law Day at Superior Court

Posted at 4:43 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 00:35:15-04

Today Pima County High School students celebrated Law Day at the city's Superior Court.

This year's topic was "Separation of Powers, Framework for Freedom," which addressed the separate and distinct powers established by the U.S. Constitution, and taught students about the significance and the rule of law to American democracy. 

The court's Presiding Judge, Court Administrator, the Pima County Supervisor, Chief Deputy County Attorney, and Superior Court Judge all spoke to the students throughout the morning about the government's independent branches and separation of powers. 

Law Day ended with a Q&A with a judge, and then lunch. 

President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Law Day proclamation in 1958, acknowledging May 1st as a national day to mark our nation's commitment to the rule of law. Law Day was made official in 1961 by a joint resolution of Congress.