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Mary Murphy Schroeder: She Broke Barriers From the Start

Mary Murphy Schroeder: She Broke Barriers From the Start

In 1979, Mary Murphy Schroeder joined a historic class of women judges who transformed the federal Judiciary, but her law career nearly ended before it began. The night before her first final law exam at the University of Chicago, Schroeder collapsed and was hospitalized with a severe kidney infection.
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Mary Murphy Schroeder: She Broke Barriers From the Start

40 Years Later, Pioneering Women Judges Savor Place in History

40 Years Later, Pioneering Women Judges Savor Place in History

In 1979, 23 women were appointed to the federal bench—more than doubling the number of women appointed to life-tenured judgeships in the previous 190 year history of the United States. The doors they opened never swung shut again. Forty years later, women make up one-third of the courts’ full-time, active Article III judges.
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40 Years Later, Pioneering Women Judges Savor Place in History

Probation Officers Looking for Future Officers in the Classroom

Probation Officers Looking for Future Officers in the Classroom

Federal probation offices around the country are reaching into local schools, sometimes helped by furry drug-sniffing dogs. Their goal? Raising awareness about the work of pretrial and probation officers and encouraging a diverse group of future officers.
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Probation Officers Looking for Future Officers in the Classroom

Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart to Receive 2019 Devitt Award

Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart to Receive 2019 Devitt Award

Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is the recipient of the 2019 Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award. Stewart will formally receive the award on Oct. 17 in a ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart to Receive 2019 Devitt Award