April 01, 2015

The Fourteenth Amendment

Rebecca A. Taylor
From Civil Rights Litigation: Representing Plaintiffs Today, Chapter 5

The Fourteenth Amendment—Rights Guaranteed, Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process, and Equal Protection


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 its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.1

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