On this day the eve of America's Independence Day, the award honors one of the great legacies of the Anglosphere, the Magna Carta
, which, among other things, provided the legal and philosophical foundation for our Founding Fathers.
Here's a bit of case law trivia: the Great Charter is cited in Klopfer v. North Carolina (1967)
I just noticed that the temporary announcement banner stated the award date as July 4. The announcement post
has the correct date, as y'all have figured out by now..
Labels: Henderson Prize, History