Class 14 –
The Scope of the 14th Amendment I – The Privileges or Immunities Clause
- Contracting the Privileges or Immunities Clause (771 – 772)
- Slaughter-House Cases (Field, J., dissenting) (779 – 786)
- Bradwell v. Illinois (787 – 791)
- McDonald v. City of Chicago (795-809)
The lecture notes are here.
The Slaughter-Houses Cases
Here is a wood-cutting of the New Orleans Slaughterhouse.
Bradwell v. Illinois
This is Myra Bradwell, who sought admission to the Illinois Bar, leading to the Supreme Court’s decision in Bradwell v. Illinois.
Bradwell would become the editor of the Chicago Legal News, the first legal publication in the United States edited by a woman. The publication launched in 1868. Here is the first issue.
The Library of Congress has a copy of the first volume of the Chicago Legal News, donated by Susan B. Anthony. Even cooler, it includes a hand-written note in Anthony’s hand, which alludes to Bradwell v. Illinois.
The first legal paper edited by a woman – Myra Bradwell – This file is from 1868 & 1869 – It was Mrs. Bradwell whose right to be admitted to the Bar of Illinois was carried up to the United States Supreme Court. Senator Matthew Carpenter made the argument for her.
Susan B. Anthony
Rochester – N.Y-
McDonald v. City of Chicago
This is Otis McDonald, the lead plaintiff in McDonald v. Chicago. To the left is Alan Gura, who argued McDonald, as well as District of Columbia v. Heller.