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Apr 22, 2013 8:11 AM by AP/CS

La. high court plans Law Day observances

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's Supreme Court plans activities in May to commemorate the nation's annual Law Day observance.

Chief Justice Bernette Johnson says the court plans programs to educate school children about the role of judges and the courts. Mock trials and tours of the Supreme Court building on Royal Street in the French Quarter are planned.

Also, a program on the Emancipation Proclamation is set for May 2 at the court.

Law Day is May 1. The annual observance dates back to 1958, when it was established by President Dwight Eisenhower. Congress designated May 1 as Law Day in 1961.

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Online:

Supreme Court: www.lasc.org

Law Day background from American Bar Association:

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/law_day_2013/in_the_news.html

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