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726 Women Carve a Legacy at the Supreme Court Lectern

March 15, 2017, The National Law Journal

Beth Brinkmann is quoted by The National Law Journal in an article regarding a research project uncovering how many women argued at the Supreme Court throughout its history. Brinkmann, who clerked for Justice Harry Blackmun in the October 1986-87 term, recalls seeing “dozens” of female advocates at the lectern for arguments. According to Brinkmann, seeing women argue during her clerkship year inspired her, but she also learned "that what matters in the Supreme Court is the advocate’s mastery of the case and responsiveness to questions from the court, and that does not differ based on gender."

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