MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – May 1, 2018 is National Law Day. This year’s theme is Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.

The Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley is available to speak to your class, group, or organization on or near Law Day, or any other time throughout the year, regarding this theme or any other legal or constitutional matter. He may be contacted at 740-992-6371 or jstanley@meigscountyprosecutor.com.

Prosecutor Stanley also welcomes the opportunity to speak with classes, groups, and organizations regarding awareness and prevention topics ranging from substance abuse, domestic violence, teen dating safety, sexual assault, cell phone and internet safety, and any other topic important to you.

About National Law Day – Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom

The U.S. Constitution sets out a system of government with distinct and independent branches—Congress, the Presidency, and a Supreme Court. It also defines legislative, executive, and judicial powers and outlines how they interact. These three separate branches share power, and each branch serves as a check on the power of the others. “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition,” James Madison explained in Federalist 51. Why? Madison believed that the Constitution’s principles of separation of powers and checks and balances preserve political liberty. They provide a framework for freedom. Yet, this framework is not self-executing. We the people must continually act to ensure that our constitutional democracy endures, preserving our liberties and advancing our rights.

According to the American Bar Association, the Law Day 2018 theme is designed, “to reflect on the separation of powers as fundamental to our constitutional purpose and to consider how our governmental system is working for ourselves and our posterity.”