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Attorneys: Progress toward equal rights continues after Declaration of Independence

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association published a YouTube video for its annual reading of the Declaration of Independence in order to honor municipal, state, and federal regulations on social distancing. 

In years past, attorneys have flocked to courthouses throughout Texas to read the historical document for crowds to honor Independence Day. Calling it "a tradition unlike any other in the nation," attorneys said this digital production would honor the intent of the original observance.

The TCDLA notes its attorneys acknowledge the shortcomings of the Declaration of Independence, reminding Americans that the signing represents the beginning of American progress toward equal rights for all -- they note that includes the Black Lives Matter movement with the Constitution, women's suffrage, and the Emancipation Proclamation.

Kim Brown, the president of the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, said there will be a single crier at the Lubbock County Courthouse Thursday morning to read the Declaration in its entirety, but it will not be a public event.

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