Chicago Bar Examines The Rule Of Law

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 01:00

The Chicago Bar Association is offering two seminars that will examine The Rule of Law and its Status in America. The first program is on Friday, February 18, titled Do the Internal Rules of the House and the Senate Inhibit the Rule of Law? The second part of the series is on Friday, March 25, and is titled Protecting the Rule of Law.

Both programs take place from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Chicago Bar Headquarters, 321 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago.

The concept of "Rule of Law" does not have a precise definition, and its meaning can vary between different nations and legal traditions. An international Rule of Law as applied by one of the world courts will likely differ somewhat from a particular nation's application to its own citizenry. Generally accepted, however, are the notions that the Rule of Law provides for a moral structure by holding all citizens accountable no matter what their position and by protecting the rights of citizens from arbitrary abuse use of government power. These programs will explore the role of each of the three branches of government in facilitating the Rule of Law together with the role of the private sector, including the legal community and the citizenry.

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