TX Lawyers Celebrate in Every County by Reading Declaration of Independence

by Lana Shadwick
July 4, 2016

To celebrate the 240th birthday of the United States, Texas criminal defense lawyers across the 254 counties in the Lone Star State are taking to the courthouse steps to read the Declaration of Independence. The event started in Harris County, Texas, but the reading this year is in every Texas county.

Houston criminal defense attorney and former president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA), Robert J. Fickman, started the tradition six years ago with fellow lawyers on the front steps of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center in Houston.

Robb Fickman told Breitbart Texas, “It’s proper for the defense bar to lead the readings of the Declaration of Independence. Other than the military, we are the only group that daily defends the liberty of others. We are the heirs of our Founding Fathers. Like all Americans, we are duty bound to make sure the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, is equally available to all Americans.”

The readings started on Thursday and will continue through the 4th of July.

6 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Too big and heavy says:

    I wonder if California people would do that..?!!….Naw…they wouldn’t…

  • Peter Smith says:

    Only in Texas. My state should pull the trigger and have our own Declaration of Independence. Long live the Republic of Texas!

    1. susaneskillern says:


  • Lorene B says:

    What a great idea!

    1. Kathryn Taylor says:


      1. Peter Smith says:

        I’ll pay you 98 cents/hour for a blow job, take it or leave it.
        PS Your room mate, Eleanor, choked. But she swallowed every drop.

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