Minor v. Happersett 21 Wallace 162 (1875)

views updated

MINOR v. HAPPERSETT 21 Wallace 162 (1875)

morrison r. waite delivered the unanimous opinion of the Supreme Court holding that a woman, though a citizen of the United States and of the state in which she resides, had no right to vote as a privilege of national citizenship protected by the privileges and immunities clause of the fourteenth amendment. The laws of her state allowed only men to vote, and the amendment did not change that by making any new voters.

Leonard W. Levy

About this article

Minor v. Happersett 21 Wallace 162 (1875)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article