Sept. 28 is kind of a big day for the concept of democracy.
Yes, Congress submitted the U.S. Constitution on this day in 1787 to states for ratification. We all know how that turned out.
But Sept. 28 also is important for another reason: It’s International Right to Know Day, a worldwide event aimed at promoting open government laws and highlighting why they matter. The day commemorates the anniversary of when freedom of information groups from around the globe formed an international coalition called the FOI Advocates Network, of which SPJ is a member.
The Law Society is the professional association that represents and governs the solicitors' profession for England and Wales. It provides services and support to practising and training solicitors as well as serving as a sounding board for law reform. Members of the Society are often consulted when important issues are being debated in Parliament or by the executive. The Society was formed in 1825.