Law Day, U.S.A., 2015, 25579-25580 [2015-10671]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 86 / Tuesday, May 5, 2015 / Presidential Documents 25579 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9265 of April 30, 2015 Law Day, U.S.A., 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Throughout the world, the rule of law is central to the promise of a safe, free, and just society. Respect for and adherence to the rule of law is the premise upon which the United States was founded, and it has been a cornerstone of my Presidency. America’s commitment to this fundamental principle sustains our democracy—it guides our progress, helps to ensure all people receive fair treatment, and protects our Government of, by, and for the people. This Law Day, we celebrate a milestone in the extraordinary history of the rule of law by marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Centuries ago, when kings, emperors, and warlords reigned over much of the world, it was this extraordinary document—agreed to by the King of England in 1215—that first spelled out the rights and liberties of man. The ideals of the Magna Carta inspired America’s forefathers to define and protect many of the rights expressed in our founding documents, which we continue to cherish today. The Magna Carta has also provided a framework for constitutional democracies throughout the world, and my Administration is committed to supporting good governance based upon the rule of law. Around the globe, we support strong civil institutions, independent judiciaries, and open government—because the rule of force must give way to the rule of law. For more than two centuries, we have witnessed these values drive opportunity and prosperity here in the United States, and as President, I will continue to work to bolster our systems of justice and advance efforts that do the same overseas. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS America is and always has been a nation of laws. Our institutions of justice are vital to securing the promise of our country, and they are bound up with the values and beliefs that have united peoples through the ages. The United States and our citizens are inextricably linked to all those around the world doing the hard work of strengthening the rule of law— joined in common purpose by our mutual interest in building freer, fairer, more just societies. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in accordance with Public Law 87–20, as amended, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2015, as Law Day, U.S.A. I call upon all Americans to acknowledge the importance of our Nation’s legal and judicial systems with appropriate ceremonies and activities, and to display the flag of the United States in support of this national observance. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:17 May 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD4.SGM 05MYD4 25580 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 86 / Tuesday, May 5, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–10671 Filed 5–4–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:17 May 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD4.SGM 05MYD4 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 86 (Tuesday, May 5, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 25579-25580]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-10671]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 86 / Tuesday, May 5, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9265 of April 30, 2015

                
Law Day, U.S.A., 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Throughout the world, the rule of law is central to the 
                promise of a safe, free, and just society. Respect for 
                and adherence to the rule of law is the premise upon 
                which the United States was founded, and it has been a 
                cornerstone of my Presidency. America's commitment to 
                this fundamental principle sustains our democracy--it 
                guides our progress, helps to ensure all people receive 
                fair treatment, and protects our Government of, by, and 
                for the people.

                This Law Day, we celebrate a milestone in the 
                extraordinary history of the rule of law by marking the 
                800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Centuries ago, 
                when kings, emperors, and warlords reigned over much of 
                the world, it was this extraordinary document--agreed 
                to by the King of England in 1215--that first spelled 
                out the rights and liberties of man. The ideals of the 
                Magna Carta inspired America's forefathers to define 
                and protect many of the rights expressed in our 
                founding documents, which we continue to cherish today.

                The Magna Carta has also provided a framework for 
                constitutional democracies throughout the world, and my 
                Administration is committed to supporting good 
                governance based upon the rule of law. Around the 
                globe, we support strong civil institutions, 
                independent judiciaries, and open government--because 
                the rule of force must give way to the rule of law. For 
                more than two centuries, we have witnessed these values 
                drive opportunity and prosperity here in the United 
                States, and as President, I will continue to work to 
                bolster our systems of justice and advance efforts that 
                do the same overseas.

                America is and always has been a nation of laws. Our 
                institutions of justice are vital to securing the 
                promise of our country, and they are bound up with the 
                values and beliefs that have united peoples through the 
                ages. The United States and our citizens are 
                inextricably linked to all those around the world doing 
                the hard work of strengthening the rule of law--joined 
                in common purpose by our mutual interest in building 
                freer, fairer, more just societies.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, in accordance with Public Law 
                87-20, as amended, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2015, as 
                Law Day, U.S.A. I call upon all Americans to 
                acknowledge the importance of our Nation's legal and 
                judicial systems with appropriate ceremonies and 
                activities, and to display the flag of the United 
                States in support of this national observance.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-10671
Filed 5-4-15; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F5