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On This Date in Legal History

On May 23, 1889, Mabel Walker Willebrandt was born. From 1921 to 1929 she was the Assistant Attorney General of the United States responsible for enforcing prohibition (the Volstead Act). To learn more about this remarkable attorney, read Can This Woman … Continue reading

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Remembering Mabel Walker Willebrandt

Mabel Walker Willebrandt was a trailblazing female lawyer.  She’s best remembered for her work as an Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice where she was in charge of the division responsible for enforcing the Volstead Act.  She successfully … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Attorney John Doar

On this date in ­­­1921 John Doar was born. He was a remarkable civil rights attorney. In 2012 President Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From 1960-1967 he worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Department of … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1889 Mabel Walker Willebrandt was born. From 1921 to 1929 she was the Assistant Attorney General responsible for enforcing prohibition (the Volstead Act).  To learn more about this remarkable attorney, read Can This Woman Make America Dry, published … Continue reading

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Remembering A Pioneering Woman Lawyer & Judge  

Annette Abbott Adams was born in 1877, and died on this date in 1956.  She graduated from Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law in 1912.  In 1914, she served as an  Assistant U.S. Attorney.  She handled federal prosecutions in the … Continue reading

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