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On This Date in Legal History

On October 26, 1956, Annette Abbott Adams passed away.  She graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 1912.  In 1914, she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.  She handled federal prosecutions in the Northern District of California. In 1920, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1873 the United States Supreme Court decided the case Bradwell v. Illinois. Myra Bradwell applied to practice law in Illinois, but the Supreme Court of Illinois refused to grant her, as a married woman, a license. The … Continue reading

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Women Lawyers Have Come A Long Way

On this date in 1872, the United States Supreme Court decided the case, Bradwell v. The State. Myra Bradwell applied to practice law in Illinois, but the Supreme Court of Illinois refused to grant her, as a married woman, a license. … Continue reading

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