The Fourteenth Amendment in the US Constitution

4 April 2015
This paper examines the 14th Amendment, due process, and the theory of selective incorporation.

This paper discusses the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The author discusses the legal theory of selective incorporation-applying the Bill of Rights to the 14th Amendment’s Due Process Clause. The paper examines such landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases as Palko v. Connecticut, Mapp v. Ohio, and Adamson v. California.
The 14th Amendment, which was ratified in 1868 of July 9, states, All persons born or naturalized in the United States , and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within it’s jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” “Due Process” is mentioned in the 14th amendment as well as the 5th amendment. What exactly does “Due Process” means? Due Process means to be treated equally and fairly.”
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