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This year, the United States marks the 50th anniversary of its best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona.
The Miranda Warning has become ingrained in law enforcement and has permeated popular consciousness through countless recitations in films and television shows.
The 2016 Law Day theme “Miranda: More than Words” will explore criminal justice and human rights in our country; the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty.
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Law Day sends judges and lawyers back to school for classroom visits in an effort to teach students about the law. Each year, more than 4,000 kindergarten, elementary, middle, junior high, and high school students throughout Westmoreland County are treated to presentations by the judges, attorneys, and magisterial district judges who volunteer.