Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's Bill of Rights Day!

Did you realize that today is National Bill of Rights day!?  Yes, today, on December 15, 1791, our first ten amendments to the United States Constitution were adopted as our Bill of Rights. 
As you know, these important rights guarantee to each American the right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion, among other enumerated rights.  In the criminal law arena, these important rights also include freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures, the right to reasonable bail, the right to an attorney, and the right to confront and cross-examine witnesses.  In addition, each American is guaranteed the right to notice of charges, along with the right to a public trial.
Maybe we should celebrate and appreciate our Bill of Rights every day!  Don't you agree!?

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