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The Brief Story of Texas vs. Nolo

The Brief Story of Texas vs. Nolo

When 19th century pioneers rode west, many carried a bible in one saddlebag and the bestselling Everyman His Own Lawyer, by John Wells in the other. But by 1998, when a Committee of the Supreme Court of Texas sought to ban Nolo’s books and software from the state, this frontier tradition of legal self-help had obviously been forgotten. Claiming that only lawyers could provide legal information and that Nolo’s publications were guilty of practicing law without a license, the Supreme…

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