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Rutherford B. Hayes signed such a bill in March of 1879. The bill was called "An Act to Relieve Certain Legal Disabilities of Women," thus enabling women to practice in the federal court system. It was passed after the Supreme Court decided in 1876 to bar women from arguing cases before them.

Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood became the first woman admitted to the US Supreme Court bar later that year.

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