Forty four years ago, President Eisenhower decided to co-opt May Day, the traditional day to celebrate workers – and to honour the Rule of Law.
So was Law Day born.
Law Day in Canada was two weeks ago.
But the controversies over the administration’s policies have raised serious questions about how meaningful is the proclamation of Law Day. The Post and the New York Times both thunder over the issue.
The Times concludes:
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The less committed a president is to the law, the more need there is for Law Day, which makes it a holiday whose time has come.