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Tina Nelson
Attorney & Creator of the award-winning LAWSUIT!™ Board Game
Attorney & Creator of the award-winning LAWSUIT!™ Board Game
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Adam Liptak (N.Y. Times) has reported--
"Supreme Court sides with baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple. The decision was narrow, turning on a state civil rights commission failure to act with 'religious neutrality.'"

Take a look at this latest #SCOTUS decision here-- https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-111_j4el.pdf ….Tina Nelson added,

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On This Date in Legal History

On November 1, 1976, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Bounds v. Smith. North Carolina inmates claimed their constitutional rights were violated because they weren’t able to conduct legal research at their prisons. The Court agreed in a. 6-3 decision.

Justice Thurgood Marshall, writing for the majority of the Court, explained—“We hold…that the fundamental constitutional right of access to the courts requires prison authorities to assist inmates in the preparation and filing of meaningful legal papers by providing prisoners with adequate law libraries or adequate assistance from persons in the #law.”

On This Date in Legal History

On October 26, 1956, Annette Abbott Adams passed away. She graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 1912. In 1914, she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. She handled federal prosecutions in the Northern District of California.
In 1920, she became the first woman to serve as an Assistant Attorney General of the United States. In 1942, the Governor of California appointed her to the appellate court in Sacramento. In 1950, she was asked to preside over a case before the California Supreme Court, becoming the first woman to sit on that Court. When she wasn’t working for the government, she was a well-respected attorney in private practice. To learn more visit https://goo.gl/NTqTu0. If you’re interested in current statistics about women lawyers, check out the American Bar Association’s "A Current Glance at Women in the Law" at https://goo.gl/GCcVJo.

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On This Date in Legal History

In July 1991 President George H.W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to replace Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Thomas was only 43 years old. His confirmation hearings were contentious. A former employee, Anita Hill, testified that Thomas sexually harassed her years earlier. Thomas vehemently denied the allegation and called it a “high-tech lynching”.

The Senate ultimately confirmed his nomination, and he was sworn in on October 23, 1991. Listen to these interesting interviews with Justice Thomas at the Federalist Society at https://goo.gl/36XMzP, and at Duquesne Law School at https://goo.gl/uLBYGK. He’s quite frank about his upbringing, career and the inner workings of the Court.

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In every episode of LAW & ORDER, DAs and defense attorneys are shown on the steps of this beautiful courthouse at 60 Centre Street in Foley Square. In reality, this is Civil Supreme Court and no criminal cases are ever heard here.
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LAWSUIT! BOARD GAME: Step into a lawyer's shoes with this light, legal-themed, board game. Players face whimsical legal scenarios and the choices lawyers make every day-- whether to pursue a settlement, accept a verdict or appeal, practice solo or in a partnership. LAWSUIT! introduces players as young as 8 years old to how our justice system works. This unique game makes a fun #holidaygift. It's the only legal-themed board game designed with the whole family in mind. Learn more at www.lawsuitgame.com or at https://goo.gl/aSJdAj.
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