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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 1, 2020

Statement by U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn on Law Day

DENVER – U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn issued the following statement on Law Day, celebrated on May 1st of each year:

“Today we celebrate Law Day, a day first recognized by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958 and made official by Congress in 1961 to celebrate the rule of law in our society and the protections it provides to liberty and right of equality for all.

“Law Day is particularly significant this year because it is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which prohibits any law denying the right to vote because of gender, and in so doing further enshrines the idea that the rule of law applies to - and protects - everyone equally.  I am proud of the work that is done every day by our office to protect the rule of law and to stop discrimination, whether it be by enforcing the 19th Amendment or any other federal nondiscrimination provision.

“As we celebrate Law Day, the women and men of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado renew their commitment to the rule of law and celebrate its central role in ensuring our freedoms and the integrity of the justice system itself.”

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Jeff Dorschner Spokesman, Public Affairs Officer U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado 303-454-0243 direct; 303-454-0400 fax
Updated May 1, 2020