Great little write-up here.
The 19th Amendment did not create a right to vote in the Constitution, the Amendment only protects against discrimination based upon sex once a state has granted persons the right to vote. This is an important distinction in that Minor v. Happersett’s ruling on voting rights is still good law and has not been superseded by the 19th Amendment.
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010.
[UPDATED: Dec. 27, 2011 – See green text below regarding SCOTUS syllabus. I have made corrections as explained below to my own error on the topic.]
[This is a follow up to my last report, US SUPREME COURT PRECEDENT STATES THAT OBAMA IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO BE PRESIDENT. ]
[UPDATED – 8:32 PM June 24, 2011. Updated material appears below in red.]
Since my last report, many people have asked why the definition in Minor v. Happersett of a “natural-born citizen” (as a person born in the US to parents who are citizens) is binding legal precedent. The answer is in the Court’s holding that Virginia Minor was a US citizen…because she was born in the US to parents who were citizens. That part of the actual holding is listed in the official syallbus of the case.
And furthermore, Minor was the first case to hold that women…
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