The 14th Amendment was a milestone in American history. Not only did it strike down the Dred Scott decision, the amendment’s “due process” and “equal protection” provisions have had enormous constitutional importance.
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Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 14th Amendment (ratified July 9, 1868). Here’s what you need to know.
Distinguished legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky and Frederick Lawrence discuss the big rulings of the Supreme Court’s 2013-2014 term, in a talk with the Anti-Defamation League’s Civil Rights Director, Deborah Lauter.
John Bingham was an important writer of the 14th Amendment and a key player in two important post-Civil War trials. Gerard N. Magliocca’s new book examines a forgotten but remarkable statesman.
On July 8, 1776, popular legend says the Liberty Bell rang to symbolize America’s independence from Great Britain. But many “facts” about the Bell, such as the 1776 ringing, are shrouded in mystery.