Law Day, which is observed annually on May 1st, is a national day dedicated to celebrating the rule of law. This year's theme is the 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy. All month long, the Harris County Law Library is celebrating this theme with an exhibit: A Timeline of Fourteenth Amendment History. The exhibit will be on display in the Law Library lobby until May 31st. Included along with the exhibit are winning entries from the Houston Bar Association Law Day poster and essay contests.
To coincide with the 14th Amendment theme, we are promoting the civil rights legal resources in our collection. Treatises, law journals, and other secondary sources on civil rights and civil liberties will be featured throughout the library all month long as part of Civil Rights Law Resource Month. Case law including the Civil Rights Cases of 1883 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as Brown v. Board of Education, Loving v. Virginia, and Obergefell v. Hodges will be on display as well to demonstrate the role of the Fourteenth Amendment in shaping these decisions.