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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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Justice David H. Souter

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush nominated David H. Souter to the United States Supreme Court. On September 13, 1990, the Senate Judiciary Committee began its hearings on the nomination. You can read the transcript at atgoo.gl/294R9Z. On September 27, 1990, … Continue reading

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The 15th Amendment to Our Constitution

On February 3, 1870, the 15th Amendment was ratified.  The Amendment granted African American men the right to vote.  Section 1 states—”The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

On this day in 1920 women won the right to vote. Read the New York Times article that reported on this historic event in 1920 at http://goo.gl/xHLtN7.

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On This Date In Legal History

On February 3, 1870, the 15th Amendment was ratified.  The Amendment granted African American men the right to vote.  Section 1 states—”The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United … Continue reading

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