Victor Williams , clinical assistant professor, law, published a commentary in The Jurist on the significance of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Huffinton Post also ran a shorter version of this blog. See below.

From: The Jurist Date: June 12, 2015 Author: Victor Williams

The Magna Carta sealed by King John on June 15, 1215 in Runnymede England is one of the world's most important legal documents. It has become an ageless symbol of bringing raw power under the rule of law. We celebrate its 800th anniversary.

Receiving a digital-age commemoration, the Magna Carta now has its own Twitter handle: hardly adequate tribute. Even in a form exponentially-longer than 140 characters, it is near-impossible to overstate the importance of the Magna Carta to our nation's revolutionary founding, to our Republic's constitutional framing and to our people's ongoing faith in freedom under law.


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