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Better Late than Never: Mississippi Ratifies 13th Amendment

nimh2 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 2:26 PM
The ORIGINAL 13th Amendment to the Constitution prohibited those with "titles of nobility" from "serving" in the government of the United States. This would have precluded ALL lawyers from seeking public office. This Amendment was in the texts of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Google "missing 13th amendment" for more . . .

United States Constitutional Amendments require ratification from ¾ of the nation’s states. However, what about the rest of the states? Well, apparently they can just fall through the cracks. It recently became apparent that Mississippi had not yet formally ratified the 13th Amendment. Mississippi was one of the original four states to reject ratification of this amendment in 1865, although all three of the other states did ratify the amendment since then. However, apparently Mississippi never got around to doing this!

This “misstep” became apparent when University of Mississippi Medical Center professor Dr. Ranjan Batra looked into the matter. After...