June 15, 2011
Magna Carta Day
June 15th is the anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, in 1215 at Runneymeade, England.
The most famous (and still in effect) provision is the ancestor of the US Constitution's due process clause:
No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land.
[image: Magna Carta from the United States National Archives via]
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