On This Date in Legal History

On March 3, 1913, attorney Inez Milholland led a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. to draw attention to the woman suffrage movement. The suffragists were met with hostility. The police protection promised them was described as– “the flimsiest sham. Police officers stood by with folded arms and grinned while women were insulted and roughly abused.”


Suffragist (and attorney) Inez Milholland Boissevain is photographed here leading the suffrage parade.

Read about this event in the “Woman’s Journal and Suffrage News” at http://goo.gl/rYNPSp.

Also on March 3, but in 1919, the United States Supreme Court decided Schenck v. United States. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously remarked—“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic. Read more at http://goo.gl/eNMqhF.

About Tina Nelson
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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