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Announcement

On October 2, 2017, the Supreme Court entered an order providing that “the deadline to file a petition for a writ of certiorari in a case arising from the state or federal courts of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands and due on or after the date of this order is extended to November 20, 2017, to the extent that the extension is within the Court’s authority to enter. See 28 U.S.C. § 2101(c) (limiting available extensions to 60 days from due date for petitions for writs of certiorari in civil cases).”

 


Today at the Court - Saturday, Oct 21, 2017


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Belva Lockwood holding her Supreme Court Bar Certificate. The Daily Graphic, March 22, 1879.
Belva Lockwood holding her Supreme Court Bar Certificate.
The Daily Graphic, March 22, 1879.
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Did You Know...

First Woman Admitted to the Supreme Court Bar


On March 3, 1879, Belva Lockwood became the first woman to be admitted to the Supreme Court Bar. The following year she argued Kaiser v. Stickney to become the first woman to argue before the Court. An active member of the National Woman Suffrage Association, she ran for President of the United States in 1884 and 1888 under the Equal Rights Party ticket.

 

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