Marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, a charter sealed by King John of England, recognized as the foundation of the rule of law in modern democracies, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, the Library of Congress and its Law Library have selected the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building in Montgomery to host the exhibit “Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015.”
The Supreme Court of Alabama, the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies and the Blackstone Center for Law and Liberty at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University are sponsoring the exhibit which will run October 11-31 in the rotunda of the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building at 300 Dexter Avenue. The exhibit will be open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and there is no charge for admission.
“The Supreme Court of Alabama is honored to host this exhibit in our building,” acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart said. “I am excited to have this exhibit and invite everyone to come and learn more about the Magna Carta, a document which greatly influenced the Founding Fathers of our country and the republic which they created.”
The exhibit, featuring images of objects from Library of Congress collections, an interpretive video and other materials illustrating the Magna Carta’s impact throughout the centuries and how it came to be recognized as the foundation of modern democracy, gives visitors the chance to learn more about the document’s enduring legacy. It has traveled throughout the United States for the past year and a half, showing in public buildings such as courthouses, law schools, state capitol buildings, universities and public libraries.
The exhibit is a joint project by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, the Library of Congress and its Law Library.
For more information, contact the Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library at (800) 236-4069 or (334)...