Guinn v. United States

(1915)

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Context

The Guinn case was one of the first major court cases in which the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) played a role, filing a brief, and represented one of the few times in the early twentieth century when the federal government appeared on the side of African Americans in a legal battle. Guinn was also one of the first challenges to discriminatory voting laws, which had been restricting voting rights to certain segments of American society for...