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AABANY Trial Re-enactment of "22 Lewd Chinese Women"
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1/30/2014
When: 1/30/2014
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Where: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
One World Financial Center
New York, New York 
United States

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22 Lewd Chinese Women: Chy Lung v. Freeman

Thursday, January 30, 2014

In 1874, a ship arrived in the port of San Francisco carrying some 600 Chinese passengers. A state official determined that 22 of them -- Chinese women traveling alone -- were "lewd," that is, they were prostitutes.Applying state law, the official ruled that the women could not disembark unless the ship's captain paid a bond of $500 each. The captain refused, and the women were ordered detained.Legal proceedings followed, including a four-day trial and appeals reaching the United States Supreme Court, raising issues of federalism and civil and human rights.

This presentation, by members of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, including Cadwalader attorneys and the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will tell the story of the women, through narration, reenactment of court proceedings, and historic photographs.

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - Reenactment
7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
One World Financial Center
New York City

1.5 Professional Practice/Practice Management (including transitional)
NY CLE credits will be offered.

Click here to RSVP by January 21st.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Matthew McMorrowatmatthew.mcmorrow@cwt.com.