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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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The First African-American Woman Lawyer

Charlotte E. Ray was the first African-American woman to graduate Howard University School of Law, be admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar, and thereafter practice law. Read the Congressional Record at https://goo.gl/40zmeP, and learn more about this trailblazer at http://goo.gl/6cTX7B.

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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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