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Supreme Court ruling on women's right to vote...



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March 30, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 1875

* Minor vs. Happersett
* Supreme Court does NOT back Women's Suffrage


Page 2 column 6 of this issue contains: "...A QUESTION INVOLVING A WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE", followed by an article detailing the court's decision.
Complete with 12 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice. Should be handled with care.

Note: "In its decision the Supreme Court declared that the privileges and immunities of citizenship are not defined by the U.S. Constitution; thus, individual states’ enfranchisement of male citizens only was not necessarily a violation of the citizenship rights of women. This finding effectively put an end to attempts to win voting rights for women through court decree. Subsequent efforts in the woman suffrage movement in the United States focused on the revision of voting laws of individual states and on the ratification of a separate amendment to the Constitution."

Category: Post-Civil War