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By Hal Marcovitz

Profiles Washington, D.C.'s member of the USA apartment of Representatives who, in a prior place as head of the equivalent Employment chance Council, wrote the ideas on sexual harrassment within the office.

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A large field of potential candidates emerged to replace the embattled mayor. One of the first candidates to step forward was Walter E. Fauntroy, the District’s delegate to Congress since 1972. With Fauntroy a candidate for mayor, his seat in Congress was open. At the time, Eleanor Holmes Norton was teaching at the law school at Georgetown University, a position she accepted shortly after resigning from the EEOC. Within hours of Fauntroy’s announcement, friends approached Norton, urging her to run for the seat.

Yale. S. District Court judge. Law clerks are employed by judges to help them research law so they can write opinions in cases they are asked to consider. Often, clerks are called on to cull through hundreds of pages of documents, searching for judicial opinions in prior cases that might help the judge make his or her decision. It is tedious work, to be sure, but 35 ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON few lawyers who have served as clerks would trade the experience because it often gives them a wide depth of experience in the law.

He [Edward Norton] was paralyzed. I’m sure he never intended what resulted, but that paralysis and whatever caused it destroyed the marriage. The marriage wasn’t so strong that it could withstand that kind of blow. It was very painful to finally decide, after twenty-five years, that it was gone. ” —Eleanor Holmes Norton, from Lester’s Fire in My Soul I n 1973, when Eleanor Holmes Norton was still heading the Human Rights Commission in New York City, she helped found the National Black Feminist Organization.

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