Supreme Court of the United States

In Re Lady Lawyers:
The Rise of Women Attorneys and the Supreme Court


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Envelope and List of Women Supreme Court Bar Members, c. 1900
Ink, paper
Envelope: 4 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.; List: 8 1/2 x 14 in. (Clerk’s Office Records)

Myra Bradwell, 1899
Myra Bradwell, 1899
Engraving
10 3/16 x 7 1/4 in. (1982.35)

The Chicago Legal News
The Chicago Legal News
September 10, 1887
Library of Congress

Justice Samuel F. Miller, 1876
Justice Samuel F. Miller, 1876
Samuel Montague Fassett (1825-1910)
Original albumen print mounted on board
5 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. (1862.6.1)

Belva Lockwood’s Supreme Court Bar Certificate, 1879
Belva Lockwood’s Supreme Court Bar Certificate, 1879
Belva Lockwood Collection, coll. 213.01
Fenimore Art Museum Library, Cooperstown, New York

Belva Lockwood holding her Supreme Court Bar Certificate
Belva Lockwood holding her Supreme Court Bar Certificate
The Daily Graphic, March 22, 1879
Image Size: 11 × 5 1/2 in (2016.3)

"Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood"
“Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood”
Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, April 5, 1879
Full sheet size: 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (1983.10.1)

Portrait of Belva Lockwood, c. 1880
Portrait of Belva Lockwood, c. 1880
Attributed to Benjamin Falk (1853-1925)
Albumen print
5 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. (2006.28)

Docket Book, October Term 1880
Docket Book, October Term 1880
Justice Noah H. Swayne
Leather, paper, ink, pencil
10 x 6 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (1935.131)

Belva Lockwood's Business Card, 1873-1917
Belva Lockwood’s Business Card, 1873-1917
Paper, ink
2 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. (2004.39.2)

Sandra Day riding her horse, Chico, on the Lazy B Ranch
Sandra Day riding her horse, Chico, on the Lazy B Ranch
Courtesy of the O’Connor Family

Sandra Day at age 16, 1946
Sandra Day at age 16, 1946
Courtesy of the O’Connor Family

President Ronald Reagan with Judge Sandra Day O'Connor, July 15, 1981
President Ronald Reagan with Judge Sandra Day O’Connor, July 15, 1981
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Invitation to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's Investiture Ceremony, 1981
Invitation to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Investiture Ceremony, 1981
Paper, ink
4 1/2 x 6 in (1981.66)

Chief Justice Warren E. Burger administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Sandra Day O'Connor while her husband, John J. O'Connor, holds the family Bibles, 1981
Chief Justice Warren E. Burger administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Sandra Day O’Connor while her husband, John J. O’Connor, holds the family Bibles, 1981
Photograph by Michael Evans, The White House
Original chromogenic color print
Image size: 8 x 10 in. (1981.16.1)

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor signs her oaths of office in the Justices' Conference Room alongside Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, 1981
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor signs her oaths of office in the Justices’ Conference Room alongside Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, 1981
Photograph by Michael Evans, The White House
Original chromogenic color print
Image size: 8 x 10 in (1981.47.1)

The Burger Court in the Justices' Conference Room on the day of Justice O'Connor's Investiture, 1981
The Burger Court in the Justices’ Conference Room on the day of Justice O’Connor’s Investiture, 1981
Photograph by Bill Fitz-Patrick, The White House
Original chromogenic color print
Image size: 8 x 10 in. (1981.18.1)

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, September 25, 1981
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, September 25, 1981
Original chromogenic color print
8 x 10 in (1981.98)

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor with Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and President Ronald Reagan on the day of Justice O'Connor's Investiture, September 25, 1981
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor with Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and President Ronald Reagan on the day of Justice O’Connor’s Investiture, September 25, 1981
Photograph by Mary Ann Fackelman, The White House
Original chromogenic color print
8 x 10 in (1991.153.1)

The 1981 Burger Court
The 1981 Burger Court
Photograph by Robert S. Oakes, National Geographic Society
Original chromogenic color print
Image size: 11 x 14 in (1998.266.168)

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, 1981
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, 1981
Robert S. Oakes (1923-2004), National Geographic Society
Original chromogenic color print
Image size: 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (1981.109)

Informal group photograph of the Burger Court taken in February 1982
Informal group photograph of the Burger Court taken in February 1982
Photograph by Robert S. Oakes, National Geographic Society
Original chromogenic color print
Image size: 11 x 14 in. (2005.7.9.2)

Justice Kagan's Investiture Ceremony, October 1, 201
Justice Kagan’s Investiture Ceremony, October 1, 2010
Justices Sandra Day O’Connor (Retired), Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan pose together in the Justices’ Conference Room
Steve Petteway (b. 1955) for the Supreme Court
Inkjet print
Image size: 11 x 14 in. (2011.33.1)

Administration of the Judicial Oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett, October 27, 2020
Administration of the Judicial Oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett, October 27, 2020
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the East Conference Room, Supreme Court Building. Judge Barrett’s husband, Jesse M. Barrett, holds the Bible.
Fred Schilling for the Supreme Court


 

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