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Women and the Law News

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017

Take a look at this month in women's history! 

New to the IndyBar in 2017, we will be highlighting noteworthy events in women's history!

Here a just a few important events that can be celebrated in February:

  • February 12, 1869 – The Utah Territorial Legislature passes a bill allowing women to vote  
  • February 17, 1870 – Esther Hobart Morris in Wyoming became the first American woman Justice of the Peace
  • February 27, 1922 – U.S. Supreme Court upholds the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees women the right to vote 


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