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See Bigotry in Bar Decision in Connecticut

June 13, 1929
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“An example of bigotry and an aspersion on the bar of New York,” was the description by Supreme Court Justice Mitchell May of the Connecticut Bar admission committee’s decision not to admit graduates of New York University Law School and Brooklyn Law School, among others, in an address before 200 members of the Iota Theta Law Fraternity at the Brooklyn Elks clubhouse, Brooklyn, Tuesday night.

“The action taken in a neighboring State casts an aspersion on the bar of New York and is an example of bigotry,” Justice May said. “The thought that men are denied admission to the bar because they come from certain law schools is intolerable. They are seeking by insidious means to cover up their real purpose. It stamps that community as one of medieval days, lagging behind modern progress. What can be behind this?”

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