Essays Tagged: "Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution"

An Ethical and Practical Defense of Affirmative Action

ars about affirmative action policies aimed at helping BlackAmericans is that they violate the 14th Amendment of the Constitution and the Civil Rights laws. Theclaim is that these programs distort wha ...

(6 pages) 525 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

The 14th and 15th ammendment to the constitution. The creation, history and result of these ammendments.

The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendment On April 30, 1866, the Joint Committee of Fifteen presented a se ... cial review, since the constitutionality of the previous legislation had been vetoed. The proposed Fourteenth Amendment was broken down into four sections. The first section granted citizenship for e ... e Amendment. In the Northern states, blacks were not allowed even to vote; therefore, they felt the Fourteenth Amendment went too far. Tennessee was one of the first states to ratify the Fourteenth A ...

(2 pages) 172 2 3.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A paper that examines cases that have impacted feminists and the feminist legal theory as well as music viewed from a feminist legal theorists perspective.

. Bradwell's argument was that she was guaranteed the right to practice law under the newly adopted Fourteenth Amendment. It was decided by the court that practicing law was not to be included under t ... n law violate a woman's freedom of contract implicit in the liberty protected by due process of the Fourteenth Amendment? It was decided that long working hours had harmful physical, economic, child b ...

(10 pages) 115 0 3.3 May/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

An Analysis of Collin v Smith; Nazi's right to march in Jewish community is upheld as free speech

can Civil Liberties Union, sued the village of Skokie, saying the ordinances violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution (Woll, 117). The result was a landmark court ruling whi ... olated their right to free speech and freedom of assembly, as well as the Due Process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Village Ordinance 994, enacted May 2, 1977, required a permit for all parades ...

(3 pages) 100 1 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Abortion Must Remain Legal.

t two trimesters. During the first trimester, an embryo can't survive without the mother's womb.The Fourteenth Amendment granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the U.S; banned state ... ed states from denying any person equal protection under the laws. The Supreme Court challenged the Fourteenth Amendment during Roe vs. Wade. What is a person?1.According to Carolyn Gargaro, Blackmun ...

(4 pages) 67 0 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

History on the 14th Amendment. What is means and where we are now.

The 14th AmendmentThe 14th amendment was passed by congress on June 13, 1866 and ratified (approved) July 9, ... d (approved) July 9, 1868. It was passed giving previous slaves- (slavery was abolished in the 13th amendment except as punishment.) the rights that all United States citizens should have. It stated i ... no mater of race, color, or previous condition of servitude involuntary or not.Section two of this amendment states that Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to the ...

(8 pages) 155 1 2.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Case Study: Issue: Takings Clause, Campaign Finance Laws, Commerce Clause

mutually did business with would be void three ways. Due Process afforded to each individual in the fourteenth ammendment which gives the right to the federal government to promote prosperity "propert ...

(5 pages) 106 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Emerging gay culture

g in America that is choosing more permanent relationships. In response to Bush's anti-gay marriage amendment, I believe that the gay community will oppose it, in that it is a violation of their civil ... izenship, especially the fundamental freedoms as well as privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution and by subsequent acts of congress including civil liberties, due ...

(3 pages) 56 3 4.2 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Court cases dealing with the 14th amendment

ith Patterson v. Alabama and Weems v. Alabama. Did the trials violate the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment? Yes. The Court ruled that the trials deprived due process because the defendan ... biblical commands. Did the mandatory flag salute infringe upon liberties protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments? No, in a 8-1 decision. The Court ruled that the flag salute was mandatory. Th ...

(14 pages) 171 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Government 326 Constitutional Law and Theory

the conscience and violated due process. Everyone has the right to Body integrity, which is in the fourteenth amendments due process clause.If a woman has three drug convictions, then a drug treatmen ... ibution is a factor in reproduction.The equal protection clause of the Constitution is found in the Fourteenth Amendment and I do not find this situation equal. I also find this an invasion of the fun ...

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

U.S History and Government: Landmark Supreme Court Cases.

tudents. The main question addressed to the Court concerned the equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment." Does segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race, even though ... the issue of segregation of public schools by referring to the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment which prohibits the states from denying or abridging the fundamental rights of every citiz ...

(4 pages) 70 0 1.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Affirmative action

he Bakke Case in which the supreme court ruled that 'race sensitive admissions' did not violate the fourteenth amendment of the United States Constitution (Dworkin, 387). Both these cases have very in ...

(5 pages) 177 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Argues in favor of the right to marry for same sex couples or homosexuals based on the fourteenth amendment and precedents set in past supreme court cases.

to couples of the same sex. Supporters and homosexuals point to the Equal Protection clause of the fourteenth amendment to strengthen their stance. The clause reads: "No state shall make or enforce a ... e that the right to marry whomever one wishes is protected under the equal protection clause of the fourteenth amendment.How far does the equal protection clause extend? Gay marriage opponents argue t ...

(16 pages) 59 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Equal Protection

ual treatment as an aspect of fundamental fairness. The equal protection clause can be found in the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. It simply states that, "No state shall make or enforce any ...

(3 pages) 67 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Immigration affected the economy of the United States during the period of the civil war? (1850-1880)

n gradually began to pick up again from 1869 to 1874. The increase in immigration is to do with The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This amendment provided a definition of nati ...

(12 pages) 87 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

Affirmative Action

tainly against affirmative action. I am basically against this policy because, it violates the 14th Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Also, I believe that you cannot give special considerati ... e. Lastly, affirmative action really shouldn't even be legal. This is because, it violates the 14th Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Both of these statements say that discrimination on the ...

(1 pages) 268 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Corporate Power: International Management

stitution that are normally meant for human beings. This includes rights in the Bill of Rights, the Fourteenth Amendment, and civil rights laws. In the eighteenth century, corporations had very few of ... lusion of the case Santa Clara vs. Southern Pacific Railroad. Chief Justice Waite declared that the Fourteenth Amendment clause on equal protection applied to corporations just as it did individual ci ...

(14 pages) 97 1 4.3 Oct/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Chief Justice Warren

etermined by the number of people, not by the size of the land they live on. Here, Warren cited the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution to support his opinoin. Another Warren decision havi ...

(1 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Role of the United States Constitution

t each of these three areas constitute a separate power granted to the Congress.The US Constitution Fourteenth Amendment, Section 1 provides regulation of Business enterprises, rates, charges, and con ... of Nebbia Vs. New York. Further,it was held in Munn vx Illinois that the government could apply the Fourteenth Amendment and could regulate the determination of rates and charges imposed by public uti ...

(3 pages) 260 1 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The Case of Plessy v. Ferguson

ntary servitude shall exist in the United States, unless as a sentenced punishment for a crime. The fourteenth amendment guarantees people born in the United States citizenship, and that all states mu ... is separate bathrooms for men and women.Majority Opinion1.The justices state that the object of the fourteenth amendment is to establish equality before the law but not social equality.2.Political equ ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism