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Martin Kelly

Key Supreme Court Cases of the Fourteenth Amendment

By May 18, 2014

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The Bill of Rights was added to the US Constitution as a way to ensure that individual rights would be protected. However, these only applied to the federal government. It was not until the passage of the fourteenth amendment that these rights have been one-by-one applied at the state level through decisions made by the US Supreme Court. The following  list highlights a few of the major court cases in which the Supreme Court has extended these rights:


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