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Honoring Advocates For Women’s Equality In The Legal Profession

David Lat writes in Above the Law, "Next year marks the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States. In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, providing that “[t]he right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

Perhaps surprisingly to some, women were able to practice law in the United States before they were able to vote. Indeed, at the time of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) had some 170 members in 25 states — and many of NAWL’s members played leading roles in the movement for women’s suffrage." READ MORE>>

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