President Obama followed a tradition established by President Eisenhower by proclaiming May 1, 2012: Law Day. In 1961, Congress officially designated May 1 as Law Day, 36 U.S.C. § 113. Each year, the American Bar Association selects a theme for the Law Day celebration. This year’s theme is: No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.
For more information about Law Day, please see the ABA’s Law Day Page.