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Bradwell v. Illinois

United States Supreme Court
83 U.S. (16 Wall.) 130 (1873)


Facts

Myra Bradwell (plaintiff) applied to the Supreme Court of Illinois for a license to practice law in the State of Illinois (defendant). Her application included a certificate of good character and her qualifications, as required. The Supreme Court of Illinois denied her application. Bradwell appealed directly to the United States Supreme Court.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning

Concurrence (Bradley, J.)

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