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Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America

New book that is quite a lovely read:  Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America by Charlotte S. Waisman and Jill S. Tietjen  (Harper Collins, 2008). The women lawyers included in this book: Bella Abzug Sadie Alexander Florence … Continue reading

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Review of Jill Norgren’s New Book

The Journal of Supreme Court History has a book review of Jill Norgren’s new biography of Belva Lockwood.  ["The Judicial Bookshelf," by D. Grier Stephenson, 33 Journal of Supreme Court History 200, 215 (2008)] The review states: “Thoroughly researched and … Continue reading

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Women, Money and the Law

A new book that looks very intriguing: “Women, Money and the Law: Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Gender, and the Courts,” by Joyce W. Warren. (University of Iowa Press, 2008) Some of the chapters that caught my attention:  “The Woman Plaintiff”, “The Woman … Continue reading

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Pauline Hoffman Herd, Obituary

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Pauline Herd, 102, Pioneered Law Careers For Women by Francesca Norsen (firstestate@brooklyneagle.net) “Pauline Hoffman Herd, a longtime Brooklyn Heights resident, died peacefully at home last Friday, June 13.” “…A graduate of Stanford, she received her law degree … Continue reading

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Ginsburg on Lockwood

At the 35th Anniversary gala for the Supreme Court Fellows Program, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered a speech on the Life and Times of Belva Lockwood. For the 2007-2008 program year, all four of the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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All-Woman Texas Supreme Court

In a recent issue of the St. Mary’s Law Journal, Alice G. McAfee writes about the fascinating story of the all-woman Texas Supreme Court. As McAfee describes, before women could sit as jurors, there was a brief moment when all … Continue reading

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Reviews of 2 New Books

In the 4/8/2008 issue of The Nation, Mary Beth Norton reviews two new books of note: 1) Sally McMillen’s Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement 2) Allison Sneider’s Suffragists in an Imperial Age: U.S. Expansion and … Continue reading

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Pioneering Women Lawyers: From Kate Stoneman to the Present

Another interesting new book: Pioneering Women Lawyers: From Kate Stonement to the Present / Salkin, Patricia E., ed. ABA Publishing: Chicago, 2008. “Albany Law School has hosted an annual Kate Stoneman Day since 1994 to celebrate the first woman admitted … Continue reading

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With Grit and By Grace

With Grit and By Grace: Breaking Trails in Politics and Law: A Memoir, by Betty Roberts (with Gail Wells) (2008). We just received this new book from Oregon State University Press. WLHBP friend, Selma Moidel Smith, called to share news … Continue reading

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