On This Date in Legal History

On November 12, 1908, Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun was born.

Justice Harry Blackmun

Justice Harry Blackmun

He’s probably best known as the author of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized a woman’s right to have an abortion during the first trimester.

 

 

 

 

Also on this date, but  in 1975, William O. Douglas retired from the Supreme Court. He was an outspoken advocate for the freedoms set forth in our Bill of Rights, and his libertarian views.

Justice William O. Douglas

Justice William O. Douglas

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Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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