In the spring of 1971, I attended the first Women and the Law conference, held in New Haven and organized by Yale Law School students. At that time only two women in the history of the United States had ever sat on an Article III federal appellate bench: Florence Allen, appointed by President Roosevelt to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 1934; and Shirley Hufstedler, appointed by President Johnson to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1968.
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
Yale Journal of Law & Feminism: Vol. 14
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjlf/vol14/iss2/3