03 March 2013

Director Steven Spielberg Releases Lincoln Equal Protection of Law Clip To Sacramento Family Court News - Sunday Funnies

Steven Spielberg Approves Use of Lincoln Clip by Sacramento Family Court News

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Sacramento Family Court News has been authorized by 20th Century Fox 
to use a portion of the Steven Spielberg directed film Lincoln

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Sacramento Family Court News is pleased to announce that legendary director, writer and producer Steven Spielberg has authorized SFCN exclusively to use a clip from his award winning movie Lincoln

SFCN requested use of the segment for news and educational purposes, and to illustrate the origins of the constitutional right of equal protection of law. In the Lincoln excerpt, Congressional leader Thaddeus Stevens makes an impassioned speech for the then-controversial proposition that all men should be treated equally before the law. Stevens is portrayed by Academy Award winning actor Tommy Lee Jones20th Century Fox initially made a copyright claim to prohibit use of the clip, but withdrew the objection after learning of the barbaric, anything-but-equal treatment of unrepresented, financially disadvantaged litigants in Sacramento Family Court

"We are grateful to Mr. Spielberg and FOX for allowing us to use the compelling reenactment of this historically important speech," said SFCN corporate counsel Vincent Gambini. "It is repugnant that more than 150 years after Stevens' speech, we still need to be reminded of this bedrock principle of American Democracy. Sacramento Family Court judges, administrators, the Family Law Facilitator, and other court employees act as if they've never heard that all court users, rich and poor alike, are entitled to be treated equally before the law."

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Sacramento Family Court News thanks Steven Spielberg20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Dreamworks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment for permission to use the Thaddeus Stevens speech from Lincoln.