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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.…

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…

It’s debate night, so let’s spin the Wheel of Presidential Elections. And it lands on . . . 1880! Thread.James A. Garfield ran against Winfield Hancock. Not ringing a bell, huh? Union war hero, underminer of Reconstruction, and the Democrats’ best…
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