A grandfather clause, also known as grandfather policy, grandfathering, or grandfathered in, is a provision in which an old rule continues to apply to some existing situations while a new rule will apply to all future cases.
Grandfather clause, statutory or constitutional device enacted by seven Southern states between 1895 and 1910 to deny suffrage to African Americans. It exempted persons who could vote before 1866 or 1867 and their descendants from new requirements for voting.
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21 de ago. de 2023 · A grandfather clause, also called a “legacy clause,” is an exemption that allows persons or entities to continue with activities or operations that were approved before the implementation of...
- Will Kenton
15 de dic. de 2020 · Grandfather clauses were statutes that many Southern states implemented in the 1890s and early 1900s to prevent Black Americans from voting. The statutes allowed any person who had been granted the right to vote before 1867 to continue voting without needing to take literacy tests, own property, or pay poll taxes.
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a part of a new law or rule that allows someone to continue to do or to have something that a new law or rule makes illegal: The grandfather clause applies only until offenders voluntarily move or sell their homes. The older buildings are exempt from those rules under a grandfather clause.
Grandfather Clauses prev | next Amdt15.S1.2 Grandfather Clauses Fifteenth Amendment, Section 1: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude–