726 Women Carve a Legacy at the Supreme Court Lectern
Who are the women who have argued at the U.S. Supreme Court throughout history? Author Marlene Trestman wanted to know, and so did Julie Silverbrook, executive director of The Constitutional Sources Project. Separately and several years apart, they began the hunt for answers.
By Marcia CoyleMarch 15, 2017
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U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/NLJ)
While clerking for Justice Harry Blackmun in the October 1986-87 term, Covington & Burling’s Beth Brinkmann recalls seeing “dozens” of female advocates at the lectern for arguments. Forty women argued—the greatest number during the 20th century.
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