Bradwell v. The State

PETITIONER: Bradwell
RESPONDENT: The State
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: None
DECIDED BY: Chase Court (1873)
LOWER COURT:

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.

Question

Is the right to obtain a license to practice law guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to all citizens of the United States?