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In what year was the 14th amendment passed?

A:  In 1866, Congress passed the fourteenth amendment, which extended due process and equal protection rights to all persons and barred states from violating these rights....

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Get rid of the 14th amendment? Yes or no?

A:  It isn''t a loophole...it is the law...and there is no way that amendment will ever get changed...it would require 3/4 of the states to do it...that will never happen....

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Which court case unanimously runled that racial segregation in public schools violated the 14th amendment?

A:  The supreme court unanimously rule that racial segregation in public schools violated the 14th amendment what was the name of this famous court case?  The supreme court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in public schools violated the 14 amendment what is the name of this famous court case?  Suprme court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in public schools violated the 14th amendment what was the name of this famous court case?  The supreme court unanmously ruled that racial segregation in public schools violated the 14th amendment what is the name of this...

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How was the 14th amendment used in brown vs board of education?

A:  14th amendment inBrown vs Board of Education?  ...

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Does the 14th amendment require citizenship for anchor babies?

A:  No. Apparently your liberal interpreters are not sure what to do with the word 'and.' "All persons born or naturalized in the United States AND subject to the jurisdiction thereof." "Subject to the jurisdiction thereof" means a legal resident here and not somewhere else. According to University of Texas legal scholar Lino Graglia, the second author of the Citizenship Clause, Illinois Sen. Lyman Trumbull, added that "subject to the jurisdiction of the United States" meant "not owing allegiance to anybody else." To discern the authentic meaning of this amendment as originally intended by its framers, we must first start with its plain language, and then further examine the context...

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What Is The Due Process Clause (of The 14th amendment) And How Has It Been Used By The Judiciary To Apply The Bill Of Rights To The Actions Of The State Governments?

A:  This is one of the most important clauses in The constitution. It establishes that ''life, liberty or property'' cannot be taken from a person without the ''due process'' of law. The due process clause was written after the Civil War and was added on July 9, 1868. It has been used to strike down segregation and laissez-faire....

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Is the Death Penalty a violation of the 8th and 14th amendments?

A:  THOU SHALL NOT KILL thats all I wish we had the death penalty in the UK for people like Myra Hindly and Ian Bradey and Fred and Rose West. Recently there was a case here in the UK where a father and MOTHER held their baby against a gas fire guard to burn him and then beat him to death. I wish I could be the one to pull the switch on those two evil bastar*s. IT HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY BEEN RULED THAT THE DEATH PENALTY IS NOT CRUEL OR UNUSUAL AS A PUNISHMENT. THE ONLY SUCCESSFUL CHALLENGE TO SAID PUNISHMENT IS IF JURIES APPEAR TO BE RACIST IN ITS APPLICATION. murders, rapists, sadists, wife-beaters, drunk drivers. just throw''em on old sparky and send''em to Hell. cruel and unusual punishment is when you tie someone to an anthill or something. Executions have been around for centuries, and I...

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14th amendment liberty rights violated

A:  You had 10 days to respond. You didn't. That's the end of that. The 14th amendment does not guarantee you a hearing to clear your name. You're overlooking a couple key points: 1) you had 10 days to ASK for the hearing. The hearing wasn't going to be held within that 10 day period so you didn't need to find an attorney before you made the request. Therefore, the only reason you didn't get a hearing was because you didn't ask for it. Second, Roth doesn't stand for the proposition that you have constitutional right to "clear your good name." It says that if you are dismissed for alleged wrongdoing, you have a right to due process and an opportunity to refute the charge....

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Due Process/violation of 5th/14th amendments?

A:  Due process doesn't apply to arrests. All the cop needs is probable cause which is a very, very low standard. Get an attorney. Your "due process" is the whole shooting match, not just the arrest. The officer is permitted to make the arrest in the field based on probable cause. That is, he can make the arrest with the belief that a crime was committed and that you committed the crime. In fact, he does not even have to be right! He just has to be able to convince a court that there was a good reason to believe you had committed a crime, even if it is later decided that you had not or that there is insufficient evidence to move forward. Exactly what part of the 5th and 14th amendments do you believe the officer violated? I...

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Swiss voters have d right to request an amendment to d Federal constitution.What is d instrument called?

A:  The Swiss constitution of 1848 was partly revised in 1866, and wholly revised in 1874. This latter constitutional change introduced the referendum at the federal level. Beginning in 1891, the constitution contained the "Right of Initiative", under which a certain number of voters could make a request to amend a constitutional article, or even to introduce a new article into the constitution. Thus, partial revisions of the constitution could be made any time....