In Canada, women became persons in 1929. This was a direct result of having a judge's rulings being questioned by lawyers in her court who complained that she was not a person under the law. Who was the judge?
#87639. Asked by pmac41. (Oct 23 07 4:32 AM)
Judge Emily Murphy was the magistrate of a newly created Women's Court operating in Edmonton. On her first day a defendant's lawyer challenged a ruling, because she was not a "person" and therefore, not qualified to perform the duties of a magistrate.
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