Meg Penrose (JD '93) Publishes "Nominate the 'Most Qualified' Woman? Reagan Certainly Didn't" in the Los Angeles Times
Pepperdine Caruso Law alumna Meg Penrose (JD '93) has published the opinion article, "Nominate the 'Most Qualified' Woman? Reagan Certainly Didn't," in the Los Angeles Times. Penrose is a professor of constitutional law at Texas A&M University School of Law.
Excerpt from "Nominate the 'Most Qualified' Woman? Reagan Certainly Didn't"
At the time of Reagan's campaign promise, there was another, much more qualified female candidate available by objective standards. Judge Constance Baker Motley was arguably the most qualified female jurist at the time -- particularly for a Supreme Court seat. Motley received her B.A. in economics from New York University. She received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 1946. She was the first African American woman to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, winning nine of 10 cases she brought there. Motley also wrote the principal brief in one of the most important cases ever argued before the court, Brown vs. Board of Education.
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