RESPONDENT: The State
DOCKET NO.: None
DECIDED BY: Chase Court (1873)
ARGUED: Jan 18, 1873 / Jan 18, 1872
DECIDED: Apr 15, 1873
Facts of the case
Myra Bradwell asserted her right to a license to practice law in Illinois by virtue of her status as a United States citizen. The judges of the Illinois Supreme Court denied her application with only one judge dissenting.
Is the right to obtain a license to practice law guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to all citizens of the United States?