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May Day, May Day!

Among labor lawyers, May 1 will always be remembered first as International Workers' Day. For most of the legal community, however, May Day is Law Day, as Kentucky Law Blog observes. But if this is supposed to be a day celebrating the rule of law, bloggers seem a bit cynical.

Jack Balkin, for one, says a Boston Globe report yesterday that President Bush has claimed authority to disobey more than 750 laws suggests that the rule of law "has been honored more in the breach than the observance." And Crime & Federalism offers a reminder that, rule of law notwithstanding, Big Brother is never far behind. As for the president, he thinks otherwise, proclaiming on Friday, "Our system of separation of powers has safeguarded our liberties and helped ensure that we remain a government of laws." 

We can all agree that May 1 has different meanings for different people. For Stephen Terrell at Hoosier Lawyer, it has a particularly special one: It was 26 years ago today that he started practicing law. Says Terrell, "What a long strange trip it's been."

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on May 1, 2006 at 11:23 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)


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