VIDEOS, SLIDES: Judges, Lawyers, & Women’s Suffrage: Recognizing the Men Who Stood with Women on the Front Lines
Gender Fairness Committee, New York State Courts, 3rd Judicial District
Era: Post-Suffrage Era, Suffrage Era | Media: Commentary, Panel Discussion, Scholarly Resarch, Slides, Speech, Video
On March 25, 2019, the Gender Fairness Committee of the 3d Judicial District of the New York State Unified Court System presented a panel at Albany Law School, titled “Judges, Lawyers & Women’s Suffrage: Recognizing the Men Who Stood with Women on the Front Lines.” Acting Supreme Court Justice Richard Dollinger traced the legal actions of men who attempted as individuals to change marital laws of the 18th and 19th century that discriminated against women and NYU Professor Brooke Kroeger continued with the organized response of lawyers and judges in the final decade of the suffrage campaign, 1909 to 1920, as members of the Men’s League for Woman Suffrage. Judge Dollinger followed up with an ethics discussion of the present day restrictions on judges, who are prohibited from public support of a controversial cause to avoid any appearance of impartiality. This link contains details of the event and video and slides from the Dollinger and Kroeger presentations, also offered below.