United States v. Anthony, 1872
In 1872, Susan B. Anthony and thirteen other women were arrested for voting in the presidential election, as were the three inspectors who allowed them to vote. Anthony was the only woman brought to trial and pleaded not guilty. Anthony believed she was “legally entitled to vote,” and if she was not, “but voted in good faith in the belief that it was her right, she was guilty of no crime.” However, Anthony was found guilty, and a fine of $100 plus the costs of the trial was imposed.
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