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2008 ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation, August 7-10, 2008: The Fourteenth Amendment on Trial: Defining Equal Protection THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT ON TRIAL: DEFINING EQUAL PROTECTION Victor A. Bolden General Counsel NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. New York, New York Introduction In 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution changed the direction of this country. Its first section reads as follows: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and...

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