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Esther Morris and Her Equality State: From Council Bill 70 to Life on the Bench

The Journal of American Legal History, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 300-343, 2004

44 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2010  

Marcy Lynn Karin

University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law

Date Written: July 1, 2004

Abstract

This article focuses on the life of Esther Hobart Morris – the first female judge in the United States and a key figure in Wyoming’s pioneer women’s suffrage legislation. It attempts to sift through the myth, clarify her achievements as a judge, advocate, and family woman, and provide a picture into the life of the “Mother of Woman Suffrage.” Morris’ life and story as Justice of the Peace is necessarily told side-by-side with the realization of woman’s enfranchisement in the Equality State.

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Karin, Marcy Lynn, Esther Morris and Her Equality State: From Council Bill 70 to Life on the Bench (July 1, 2004). The Journal of American Legal History, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 300-343, 2004 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1650440

Marcy Karin (Contact Author)

University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law ( email )

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Washington, DC 20008
United States

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