Saudi Arabia lets women into the courts — don’t feel too smug

Saudi Arabia is getting ready to allow women to argue in court. Before you start in on how backwards that makes them, consider that the first woman to argue before the Supreme Court, Belva Ann Lockwood, did so almost a hundred years after the founding of the United States. Given that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has only existed for 78 years, in one sense they’re ahead of us.

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