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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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Margaret Chase Smith

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 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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Sandra Day O’Connor

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was born in El Paso, Texas, on March 26, 1930.  President Reagan nominated her to the Supreme Court on August 19, 1981.  Take a look at the President’s letter at http://goo.gl/qGTGwf.  The United States … Continue reading

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Remembering Judith S. Kaye

New York’s former Chief Judge, the Honorable Judith Kaye, has passed away.  She was the first woman to serve in that position.  Read more about this esteemed jurist and pioneer at https://goo.gl/DuMcQL.

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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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The First Woman Justice on the Supreme Court

On this day in 1981, President Reagan nominated the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court– Sandra Day O’Connor.  The Senate unanimously confirmed her nomination. She was sworn in on September 25, 1981, and continued to serve on … Continue reading

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