ABA Announces 2019 Silver Gavel Award Winners @ABAesq @ABAJournal

The ABA has announced the Silver Gavel Award winners for 2019.  BOOKS Silver Gavel: The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, by Elaine Weiss. Honorable Mention: The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind, by Justin Driver. DOCUMENTARIES Silver Gavel: I Am Evidence, by Shelved LLC for HBO Documentary Films. Honorable Mention: RBG, by Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media and CNN Films.  MAGAZINES Silver Gavel: “Sign Here to Lose Everything,” featured in Bloomberg. NEWSPAPERS Silver Gavel: “Protecting the Shield,” featured in…

Quinn on Judge Jean Hortense Norris, New York City, 1912-1955 @maecquinn

Mae C. Quinn, University of Florida College of Law, has published Fallen Woman (Re)framed: Judge Jean Hortense Norris, New York City – 1912-1955 at 67 U. Kan. L. Rev. 451 (2019). Here is the abstract. This Article seeks to surface and understand more than what is already known about Jean Hortense Norris as a lawyer, jurist, and feminist legal realist—as well as a woman for whom sex very much became part of her professional persona and work. This article analyzes the lack of legal protections provided to Norris and troubling nature of…