In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated May 1 as Law Day. This day is an opportunity to strengthen our great American heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law. The State Bar of Michigan and various local bars, businesses, schools, and other organizations have joined together to coordinate programs associated with improving the public's understanding of our justice system.
This year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tinker v. Des Moines, Mary Beth Tinker made several appearances in Michigan in conjunction with Law Day. On April 30, at an event sponsored by the Michigan Center for Civic Education, Ms. Tinker was at the State Bar building in Lansing to talk about her landmark case with several members of State Bar staff, and other members of the Lansing community.
For more information on Mary Beth Tinker and her landmark Supreme Court case, Tinker v. Des Moines, click here.