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
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"
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This was promptly declared unconstitutional by the Luzerne County Court, on the ground that it violated the Fourteenth Amendment in that it discriminated between individuals of the same class--namely, children above fourteen years of age and children below.
The story of the Fourteenth Amendment begins on December 4, 1865, the opening day of the 39th Congress.
Bingham promoted a constitutional basis for ending slavery, and it became the foundation for his composing section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment. He argued vigorously that section 2 should be interpreted as extending the protections of the Bill of Rights to both state and national citizenship.
do not provide strong evidence that the Fourteenth Amendment allows
The Fourteenth Amendment extended citizenship and equal protection under the law to former slaves.
And yet, when we turn to the rights protected by the Fourteenth Amendment there is not only the question of what rights it protects, but also the question of which clause of the amendment protects them.
In this reprint from 1998, Halbrook (Independent Institute), a legal scholar and attorney specializing in the Second Amendment, examines the origins of the Fourteenth Amendment in the Reconstruction era, and related legislation designed to protect slaves, and how these civil rights laws were implemented.
Essentially, the framers of the Fourteenth Amendment were "reconstituting" a U.S.
For you, the inapplicability of the Fourteenth Amendment to "political" rights such as voting was part of the original understanding and remains binding on judges today.
Brown's suit was based on the "equal protection" clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.