Each year Congress designates May as Jewish American Heritage Month, “honoring the contributions of Jewish Americans to the United States of America.”
So this year, the Collection Services Division has put together a display of items from our collection that showcases some of the contributions that Jewish Americans have made to U.S. law.Among the items being displayed:
- Footnote 27 of the Miranda decision where Chief Justice Earl Warren cites the medieval Torah scholar Maimonides regarding self-incrimination.
- Public Law 102-14 which mentions that our nation’s values and principles were handed down from the “Seven Noahide Laws“.
- Mention of another citation to Jewish law in a Supreme Court opinion, this time Garrity v. New Jersey, 385 U.S. 493 (1967)
- Photographs of prominent Jewish American jurists.
If you find yourself attending a meeting in our Multipurpose Room on the 2nd floor of the Madison Building (LM-201), stop by and take a look.