Feb 22

The Honorable Spottswood William Robinson – Educator, Civil Rights Attorney, Federal Judge

By Joe Messa

The MessaLaw Blog is spending the month of February honoring the achievements and contributions of African Americans to America’s legal system. Today, we will discuss the Honorable Spottswood William Robinson, an educator, civil rights attorney, and Federal Judge. Spottswood W. Robinson, III – Legal Career Spottswood William Robinson III was born July 26, 1916 in […]

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Feb 21

The Honorable Amalya Lyle Kearse – Second Circuit Appeals Court Judge and World Class Bridge Player

By Joe Messa

The MessaLaw Blog is spending the month of February honoring the achievements and contributions of African Americans to America’s legal system. Today, we will discuss the Honorable Amalya Lyle Kearse, Second Circuit Appeals Court Judge and champion bridge player. Amalya Lyle Kearse – Legal Career Amalya Lyle Kearse currently serves as a Judge with the […]

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Feb 20

Violette Neatly Anderson – First Woman AND First African American Admitted to Practice Before the Supreme Court

By Joe Messa

The MessaLaw Blog is spending the month of February honoring the achievements and contributions of African Americans to America’s legal system. Today, we will discuss America’s first female black lawyer admitted to practice before the Supreme Court; Violette Neatly Anderson. Violette N. Anderson Violette Neatley Anderson was born in London, England on July 16, 1882, […]

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Feb 15

Thurgood Marhsall – Champion of Civil Rights & First Black Supreme Court Justice

By Joe Messa

The MessaLaw Blog is spending the month of February honoring the achievements and contributions of African Americans to America’s legal system. Today, we will discuss America’s first black Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. Thurgood Marshall Thurgood Marhsall became the first African American justice of the Supreme Court. His work was instrumental in bringing about the […]

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