Supreme Court facts

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Supreme Court facts

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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. Pres. Hayes signed it in 1879.

After that, she became a member of the Supreme Court bar. Members can sponsor others to join, and Lockwood sponsored Samuel R Lowery, making him the 5th Black attorney admitted. He was later the 1st Black attorney to argue before the Court. She later ran for President.

I was hard on Ulysses S Grant the other day, but he gets credit for helping Lockwood get her law school diploma, which had been denied on account of sex. She wrote Prez Grant, who had authority over Nat'l Law School where she had completed her coursework. It arrived a week later.

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Daily Suffragist

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08/10/2019

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Daily Suffragist, “Supreme Court facts,” Daily Suffragist, accessed April 14, 2021, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/119.

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