Nov 16, 2009

Lawyers re-enact Articles of Confederation debate in York

(YDR) York County Bar Association lawyers sported shiny white wigs and other Revolution-era garb Sunday to celebrate the Articles of Confederation, adopted in York 232 years ago to the day.
The lawyers re-enacted the 40-day debate leading up to the nation's first constitution in a one-hour performance before a packed crowd in the Colonial Court House on West Market Street.
The crowd snapped pictures with digital cameras while the lawyers debated the articles' provisions, such as money and taxes, and chuckled when the narrator joked about Benjamin Franklin inventing lightning. Continued