This year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. In recognition of this historic decision, the American Bar Association has dedicated its annual Law Day celebration to the case’s memory. The theme -- Miranda: More Than Words – will “explore the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty.” (ABA)
In keeping with this theme, the Houston Bar Association is also recognizing this historic case by staging a reenactment of the arguments. The cast will include a number of local attorneys and judges : Alex Bunin, John Raley, Daniella Landers, the Hon. Joe Villareal, Prof. Geoffrey Corn, JoAnne Musick. The event will be held on April 29th at 2:00 pm in the Harris County 1910 Courthouse at 301 Fannin Street. The program is approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit and admission is free. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
As we approach May 1st, look for other Law Day events to take place including this program presented by the Galveston County Bar Association. The Harris County Law Library will be celebrating Law Day as well. Look for our exhibit of the Miranda ruling in the library lobby on May 1st.