Fourteenth Amendment

(redirected from 14th Amendment)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Fourteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1868; extends the guarantees of the Bill of Rights to the states as well as to the federal government
Constitution of the United States, U.S. Constitution, United States Constitution, US Constitution, Constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
References in periodicals archive ?
When the counsel for the PML-N Salman Akram Raja made a reference to the 14th Amendment according to which a party head wielded unlimited power under Article 63-A of the Constitution, the bench ordered Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf to submit the entire record of the 14th Amendment to find out what discussion had taken place while passing it and in what time frame the amendment to the Constitution had been passed.
According to Bork, the 14th Amendment offers zero constitutional protection for economic liberty, which means the courts have no business striking down government regulations on 14th Amendment grounds.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution has generally been understood to mean that all people born in the United States are automatically American citizens, regardless of whether their parents are citizens or even whether they're living in the U.
The reason prompting foreign expectant mothers to have babies in the United States is our government's current interpretation of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the U.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution makes clear that Texas has an obligation to make sure all children who are born in this state have a birth certificate issued shortly after birth - even those of undocumented immigrants - writes lawyer Jim George.
Ending birthright citizenship would require addressing the 14th Amendment of the U.
The clause on citizenship is contained in the 14th amendment, which at the time granted citizenship to the freed slaves and all African-Americans in the United States in one instance.
Historically speaking,the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution provided much needed legal relief, as it defined citizenship and its benefits through birth or naturalization.
Constitution's 14th Amendment says ''No state shall .
Jim Crow laws were ordinances passed after 1877 by Southern states in defiance of the 14th Amendment.
of Akron School of Law) and 11 contributors offer discussion on several aspects of the 14th Amendment, a constitutional amendment considered important to be referred to by many as the "second founding.
In addition, Jester King is making a claim under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, that breweries, like wineries, should be able to sell their products directly to the public in Texas.