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On This Date in Legal History

On March 29, 1875, the United States Supreme Court decided Minor v. Happersett. Virginia Minor sued after she was prevented from registering to vote because she was a woman.  She alleged that her Fourteenth Amendment rights had been violated.  A lower court … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

George Reynolds was charged with bigamy. He argued that he should be found innocent because his faith required him to practice polygamy. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Notwithstanding, a jury found him … Continue reading

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When Did Women Acquire the Right to Vote?

On this day in 1875 the United States Supreme Court decided Minor v. Happersett. Virginia Minor, a Missouri resident, sued after she was prevented from registering to vote because she was a woman.  She alleged that her Fourteenth Amendment rights had … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

George Reynolds was charged with bigamy. He argued that he should be found innocent because his faith required him to practice polygamy. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Notwithstanding, a jury found him … Continue reading

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