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On This Date in Legal History

Mabel Walker Willebrandt was a trailblazing female attorney.  She’s best remembered for her work at the Department of Justice where she was in charge of the division responsible for enforcing the Volstead Act.  She successfully prosecuted many bootleggers. Listen to … 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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Attorney General Loretta Lynch

On this date last year President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder.  Listen to this informative video https://goo.gl/9TIk8p.  After the Senate confirmed her nomination she became the first African-American woman to head the Department of Justice.  To … Continue reading

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