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Questions tagged [fourteenth-amendment]

The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution deals with due process and equal protection and limits the actions of state and local officials.

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Why did Judge Hugo Black consider Humanism and athiesm to be a religion?

As this site declares: https://donotlink.it/9NEO While sometimes labeled “Secular” Humanism (to falsely frame it as non-religious), Humanism most certainly is a religion, and was acknowledged as ...
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What is the meaning of “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof” in the 14th amendment?

In the fourteenth amendment, what does the phrase “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof” contribute? What people born in the United States would not have been subject to the jurisdiction of the ...
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Board of Estimate of City of New York v. Morris

In 1989, Board of Estimate of City of New York v. Morris unanimously declared New York City’s Board of Estimate Unconstitutional, as it violated the “one man, one vote” principle derived form 14th ...
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Is HB-135 (Government Nondiscrimination Act) unconstitutional?

This is a House Bill currently being considered by the state legislature of Wyoming. The full text of the bill can be found here, however, in summary, it not only legalises discrimination against same-...
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To what extent can a public college regulate the speech of its students?

My community college's "Student Rights" webpage states that the College District will not tolerate any discriminatory behavior on the part of its students. Now, I'm not advocating discrimination, but ...
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In the United States, when can someone legally search my personal laptop? (Government or private security)

Unlike the United Kingdom, U.S. citizens don't have an explicit right to privacy in the Constitution. Although there are implied privacy rights within "penumbras" of the Bill of Rights this has ...
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Why was the due process clause added to the 14th Amendment?

The 5th Amendment and the 14th Amendment both have due process clauses. The texts are almost identical: The Fifth Amendment: [N]or shall any person . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, ...