On This Date in Legal History

Susan B. Anthony was arrested after she voted in the 1872 New York State congressional election, because New York restricted the right to vote to men. Her trial concluded on June 18, 1873– when she was found guilty of voting without a legal right to do so. The judge presiding over her case, Judge Ward Hunt, denied her motion for a new trial, and fined her $100, plus costs of the prosecution.

The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum showcases artifacts from the women's rights movement.

The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum showcases artifacts from the women’s rights movement.

I recommend you read the trial transcript from United States v. Anthony at http://goo.gl/xl3qrh. You can also review the indictment in this case at http://goo.gl/Zl8vz6, and record of conviction from June 28, 1873, at http://goo.gl/gjH8n1.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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