Friday, March 11, 2016

It was 35 years ago today...

From the Archives: First All-Woman Appellate Panel of Judges

On March 11, 1981, in San Francisco, Ninth Circuit Judges Betty Binns Fletcher and Dorothy Wright Nelson with Judge Judith Nelsen Keep of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, sitting by designation, convened what is believed to be the first all-woman panel of judges ever to sit in any U.S. Court of Appeals. Read Judge Fletcher's remarks about this historic event here.