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United States v. Anthony

Significance, The Almighty Vote, Preparation For Trial, The Trial, The Supreme Court Looks At Women And The Fourteenth Amendment


United States


Susan B. Anthony

Plaintiff's Claim

That Anthony had voted illegally.

Chief Prosecutor

Richard Crowley, U.S. District Attorney

Chief Defense Lawyers

Henry R. Selden, John Van Voorhis


Supreme Court Justice Ward Hunt


Canandaigua, New York

Date of Decision

18 June 1873


Anthony was convicted of voting illegally.

Related Cases

  • Bradwell v. Illinois, 83 U.S. 130 (1873).
  • Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875).
  • Reed v. Reed, 404 U.S. 71 (1971).


Guinier, Lani. The Tyranny of the Majority: Fundamental Fairness in Representative Democracy. New York: Free Press, 1994.

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