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Questions tagged [fourteenth-amendment]

Use this tag when asking about questions that arise directly from, or pertain to, the 14th amendment of the United States constitution. The fourteenth amendment is known for both its equal protection clause and application in numerous Supreme Court cases.

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Why are separate bathrooms for men and women not in violation of the rejection of “separate but equal”?

Other than the fact that nobody has challenged it in the Supreme Court, how are separate bathrooms for men and women not in violation of the rejection of "separate but equal"? We conclude that, in ...
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Doesn't the 14th Amendment guarantee that anyone can run for president? Not just natural born citizens?

If, as the 14th Amendment states, any naturalized citizen is afforded all the same privileges and protections of the law as a natural born citizen, then doesn't this mean any citizen can run for ...
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Is it necessary to allow preferential treatment based upon race in order to ensure equal protection under the 14th Amendment?

Michigan Civil Rights Initiative (MCRI), or Proposal 2 (Michigan 06-2) was passed into Michigan Constitutional law by a 58% to 42% margin on November 7, 2006. The constitutional amendment outlawed ...
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Are persons born in U.S. embassies U.S. citizens, if their parents are not citizens?

The Fourteenth Amendment provides that children born in the United States become American citizens regardless of the citizenship of their parents. Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the ...
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Is requiring removal of face coverings a violation of a persons civil rights?

After the attacks on 911, proper identification became important especially when boarding a plane or using other mass transit. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to identify someone whose face is ...