The Supreme Court upheld a state’s denial of the right of women to enter a profession traditionally reserved for men.
Myra Bradwell studied law with her attorney husband, and she edited and published the Chicago Legal News, a leading publication of the Midwest. Although she had passed the bar exam, her application for a state license to practice law was rejected solely because of her sex. She argued that her rights under the privileges and immunities clause
Although the Illinois supreme court allowed Bradwell to practice law in 1890, it was not until Reed v. Reed
Equal protection clause
Privileges and immunities
Reed v. Reed
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