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On This Date in Legal History

On November 5, 1872, suffragist Susan B. Anthony cast her vote in a congressional election. She was subsequently arrested since women didn’t have the right to vote. (That right didn’t exist until 48 years later.) Learn more at http://goo.gl/LvfptD and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Susan B. Anthony’s Trial

After Susan B. Anthony voted in the 1872 congressional election, she was arrested because New York State restricted the right to vote to men. Justice Hunt presided over her trial at the United States Circuit Court for the Northern District … 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

On this date in 1872 suffragist Susan B. Anthony cast her vote in a congressional election. She was subsequently arrested since women didn’t have the right to vote. (That right didn’t exist until 48 years later.) Learn more at http://goo.gl/LvfptD … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony Was Found Guilty of Voting on this Day

After Susan B. Anthony voted in the 1872 congressional election, she was arrested because New York State restricted the right to vote to men.  Justice Hunt of the United States Circuit Court for the Northern District of New York, presided … Continue reading

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Looking Back on the National Woman Suffrage Association

Today in 1869, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association.  They had been members of the American Equal Rights Association, but broke away from that organization since they didn’t feel the 15th Amendment, which … 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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