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Constitutional Law Keyed to Barnett
Bradwell v. State of Illinois
Citation:83 U.S. (16 Wall.) 130 (1873)
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Myra Bradwell applied to practice law in Illinois but her application was denied. Bradwell argued that under the Privileges and Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the state could not deny bar admission to a candidate who had all the necessary qualifications on the basis of gender. There were certain “privileges and immunities” to which all citizens of the United States were entitled.
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