Today in History: February 27, 1922

19th Amendment Upheld

In Leser v. Garnett, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. The case was brought by a Maryland man who sued to stop two women from registering to vote. The court rejected arguments that the Maryland constitution limits suffrage to men and that the 19th Amendment infringed on state sovereignty. The 19th Amendment was ratified in August 1920.