Fourteenth Amendment

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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
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Section 1983, claiming that the defendant's prohibition on ear studs violated their rights to liberty and due process under the 14th amendment and their 1st amendment right to freedom of association.
The historical context of the 14th Amendment was the Dred Scott decision.
Instead, congress had to pass the 14th amendment to give people of color.
1884), Field worked to enhance judicial power, nullify popular legislation, and expand individual liberty under the 14th Amendment.
Even after the Civil War, when the new 14th Amendment barred any state from denying any person due process of law, the Bill of Rights did not apply to the states.
8 The 5th amendment was made applicable to the States through the 14th amendment in Malloy v.
The 14th Amendment was illegally enacted by Radicals in the Republican Patty.
A Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) Issues piece, "American Jackpot: The Remaking of America by Birthright Citizenship," explains how and why the 14th amendment is incorrectly interpreted and exploited, thus working against American interests.
But he evades the fact that most of these Northern codes were repealed by the end of the Civil War--and that the ones still on the books were nullified by the 14th Amendment, his bete noire.
With the prickly politics of illegal immigration making such curious bedfellows, the quest for an answer to the question of who is and is not a citizen continues by referring to the Constitution, in particular the 14th Amendment.
Just in time for the 2012 Iowa caucuses Paul pledged that he will "endorse legislation to make clear that the 14th Amendment protections apply to unborn children.