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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

In Guinn v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that?

In Guinn v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that .

many achievements of the social reform movement were unconstitutional.

racially segregated housing was unconstitutional.

the grandfather clause that exempted whites from laws that were passed to keep African Americans from voting was unconstitutional.

OR

American women had a constitutional right to vote.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The grandfather clasue:

    It found grandfather clause exemptions to literacy tests to be unconstitutional. The Oklahoma Constitution, while appearing to treat all voters equally, allowed an exemption to the literacy requirement for those voters whose grandfathers had either been eligible to vote prior to January 1, 1866 or were then a resident of "some foreign nation", or were soldiers. It was an exemption that favored white voters while it disfranchised black voters, most of whose grandfathers had been slaves and therefore unable to vote before 1866.

    "In 1915, in the case of Guinn v. United States, the Supreme Court declared the grandfather clauses in the Maryland and Oklahoma constitutions to be repugnant to the Fifteenth Amendment and therefore null and void." This also affected similar provisions in the constitutions of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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  • gornto
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    4 years ago

    Guinn V United States

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  • 5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I believe that was the SCOTUS under Chief Justice Earl Warren. He is my favorite CJ of all time. Edit: Sorry. Only Brown v. Board of Ed was under Warren. He is still my fav and no it was not activism.

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