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On This Date in Legal History

President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor to the United States Supreme Court. On September 21, 1981, the Senate unanimously confirmed her nomination (99-0). Take a look at the Congressional Record– http://goo.gl/WnRvev. She became the first woman to serve on the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On September 13, 1948, Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the United States Senate (after serving four terms in the House of Representatives). She became the first woman elected to both houses of Congress. All told, she was a member … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 19, 1981, President Reagan sent a letter to the U.S. Senate nominating  Sandra Day O’Connor to the United States Supreme Court. Take a look at his letter at https://goo.gl/nA6Bxz. The Senate unanimously confirmed her appointment in a 99-0 vote … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 7, 1981, President Reagan announced his intent to nominate Sandra Day O’Connor to the United States Supreme Court. Take a look at the President’s remarks at http://bit.ly/1Cou0fD, and the New York Times article that reported on the announcement at http://nyti.ms/1fyBoFz. On … Continue reading

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Esther Hobart Morris

In February 1870 Esther Hobart Morris “became the first woman to hold judicial office in the modern world.” She was appointed justice of the peace for the South Pass District in Wyoming. A statue of her stands at the National … Continue reading

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