The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states in part: “No state shall make or enfor...

Opinion/Letter: 14th Amendment was potent, positive force – The Daily Progress

The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states in part: “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 its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”The 14th Amendment has been the constitutional basis for virtually every major Supreme Court civil rights decision, such as the prohibition of segregation in public schools (1954), the right of married couples to use contraception (1965), legalized interracial marriage …

 

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