October 15, 2006

Similar Text, Different Summary

by PG

As previously noted, the texts of the 15th and 19th Amendments are the same except that where the former says, "race, color, or previous condition of servitude," the latter says, "sex." Yet for some reason the listing of amendments on Cornell's Legal Information Institute website paraphrases them quite differently: "Amendment XV [Rights Not to Be Denied on Account of Race (1870)]" versus "Amendment XIX [Women's Right to Vote (1920)]." Anyone know why the voting rights amendments are paraphrased so differently?

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