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In her 1st case before #SCOTUS, Belva Lockwood argued that her client’s property was seized unlawfully b/c as a woman, her signature on the underlying deed was insufficient. (Thx @suffcity100) It was an ironic use of women’s legal invisibility to…

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If you’ve heard of Belva Lockwood, it’s likely b/c she was the 1st woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court, in 1880. First, she spent 5 years lobbying Congress to pass an anti-discrimination bill to let women practice law in federal court.…
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