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On This Date in Legal History

On October 19, 1961, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Hoyt v. Florida. The case arose after an all-male jury convicted Gwendolyn Hoyt of killing her husband. Hoyt argued the lack of women on her … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 26, 1920, women won the right to vote. Read the New York Times article that reported on this historic event at http://goo.gl/xHLtN7. To learn about the history of Women’s Equality Day visit http://goo.gl/jdBOvj.

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The 19th Amendment

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified. It states– “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Finally, … Continue reading

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